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!
Has the beauty of “x” design furniture caught your eye like it did Beth’s from Home Stories A to Z? All the tables, consoles, and benches swirling around propelled Beth into the action of building her own lovely ottoman with an upholstered top and nailhead trim. Beth says, “I love how it turned out! It’s a little farmhouse and a little glam–just the way I like it!”