Easy DIY: Acrylic Bench Upholstery

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Easy DIY: Acrylic Bench Upholstery

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I love simple upholstery projects for updating less-than-exciting furniture pieces. We picked up this cute little bench recently and the gray poly microsuede upholstery was not doing the cool acrylic legs justice!

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You can use all sorts of fabrics to recover this bench beyond regular fabric, like flat weave rugs from IKEA or Target or vintage textiles from Etsy. A thick throw blanket would be really cool too. I had this mudcloth patterned shower curtain from Target around the studio and at $20 (on sale right now for only $13.99!!), it was a super inexpensive option for reupholstering this bench!

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Whenever I’m doing an upholstery project, I always start my staples in the center. Staple one whole side of the bench, leaving a few inches on the ends.

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Pull the fabric tight in the opposite direction and staple the other side of the bench, also starting in the center and working out again.

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Once you’ve stapled both of the long sides, staple the short sides, also starting from the center and leaving the corners undone.

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Corners can seem like the tricky part of a DIY upholstery project, and if you just bunch the fabric up and throw a ton of staples in the corners, everyone will know it was a DIY project! The trick is all in the fold! Start by pulling back the fabricand putting one staple right on the corner edge.

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Then pinch the loose fabric into a tidy fold that will lay as close to corner as possible.

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Do one side, staple it and fold and repeat on the other side. It should look like this when you’re finished. There shouldn’t be a ton of extra fabric and everything should lay perfectly flat with the folds!

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Once all of your fabric is stapled into place, trim away the extra fabric and leave only 1/4-1/2″ so nothing hangs down.

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Use a pair of sharp scissors to poke holes in the fabric and screw in the acrylic legs.

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If you’re feeling like an overachiever, you can glue black ribbon on the underside of the bench to cover the staples.

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Ta-dah! I love the pattern on this cute shower curtain and think it’s really cute with these acrylic legs!

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And how cute is our newest print SURFBOARDS? We added it to the shop today and I love it!

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SURFBOARDS print

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Here are all the links to the products we featured here! We also added a few links to some vintage fabrics that would work really well on this project. I hope you love this project as much as we do. Tag us on Instagram if you try this project yourself!

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wall color – Behr “In the Moment”  //  faux tree  //  SURFBOARD print  //  mudcloth shower curtain 

acrylic bench  //  DO LESS print  //  buffalo check rug  //  striped kilim pillow  //  blue & white pillow

fabri-fix glue  //  staple gun  //  kilim lumbar pillow 

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Easy DIY: Acrylic Bench Upholstery