Blue Velvet Upholstered Settee

Ayisha from The Pursuit of Handyness wanted the perfect settee for her new master bedroom. Unfortunately, the “perfect settee” in Ayisha’s book cost almost $2,000, which was certainly not justifiable for an occasional piece of furniture. Since there was a shortage of DIY settee tutorials out there, Ayisha was forced to figure it out herself. She used an old Ikea chair to save money on the construction and splurged on the foam. In the end, Ayisha got exactly what she wanted in the size and color that she wanted for only $140!

diy upholstered settee

Ayisha was inspired by the French Country Cottage Light Linen Banquette Dining Settee sold by Kathy Kuo Home.

french country cottage linen banquette dining settee

Find the detailed tutorial at The Pursuit of Handyness.

Subscribe by Email
for FREE today!

Enter your email address:


  1. I am in LOVE with this settee. I have been wanting a deep blue chair for my living room. This has given me some ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my build.

  3. FABULOUS! I love it