Upholstered Bench with Nailhead Trim

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Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home inherited her great-grandfather’s love for  building things with her hands and is now following in his footsteps as an upholsterer. This bench was Jennifer’s first time creating an upholstered piece of furniture, and I’d say it’s evidence that she definitely has a knack for the trade. If you’re wondering about the time commitment that goes into building your own bench AND upholstering it, Jennifer reassures that the whole project took her only five to six hours to complete.

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Upholstered Piano Bench

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Virginia from LiveLoveDIY used an old Goodwill piano bench (a $5 score!) to recreate her very own version of Ballard’s $400 Simone Bench. The project literally only cost $5 and less than an hour of time. If you are wondering how Virginia pulled it off, she likes to save money by using pillow stuffing instead of foam. You don’t even need a staple gun for this project – just a hammer and glue!

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Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman

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If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding  a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!

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Reupholstered Deconstructed Ottoman

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After attempting to recover an ottoman that she received from her sister, Jen from The Yellow Brick Cottage nearly gave up and threw it through the window. However, a search on several of her favorite furniture sites turned up an ottoman that Jen knew she could recreate and add her own style and personal touches to. I admire Jen’s ability to adapt and switch gears when her original plan was not panning out. She did an amazing job achieving that deconstructed look and ended up with a piece she can love and enjoy!

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Upholstered Bench

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust just completed the latest addition to her “Jewel Box” guest room – an upholstered bench that she planned and built herself! Kristen saved money on materials by using foam from clearance IKEA cushions and some scrap wood pieces. I love how Kristen always finds ways to save money while still producing gorgeous results!

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Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Amy from Amy’s Casablanca created this gorgeous upholstered headboard with nailhead trim for her guest bedroom in just an hours time and for under $100. While I love the neutral fabric Amy chose, you could really make a statement in a room with a colored fabric and that eye-catching Greek-key nailhead pattern.

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Upholstered Burlap Chair

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Kenz of Interiors by Kenz dreamed of having a grand upholstered chair like one from Restoration Hardware as an accent in her basement, no other chair would do. She worked some of her Cinderella magic to transform a wicker chair from the thrift store into a fancy burlap upholstered chair with nailhead trim and a grey-washed finish. Would you believe Kenz reupholstered the whole chair with just a hot glue gun???

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Upholstered Toddler Chair

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After coming up with a design for a DIY slipper chair, Gina from Lady Goats built a pint-sized version for her toddler daughter. Gina used scrap wood for the frame and then upholstered the seat with a fun floral fabric. Despite her claims to know nothing about sewing or upholstery, Gina’s chair looks amazing. Hopefully [...Read More]