Last Friday, I left you with the transformation the Expedit shelves have taken in our playroom and the next step we were planning for the bench.
I am so excited I have to show you the bench seat in all its glory....don't worry I will go through the step-by-steps of this beauty!!
To assemble the bench there were a couple of options...one being to sew and since sewing is not my speciality I decided to go the route of stapling the fabric to a MDF board. From start to finish, the bench took me less than 30 minutes to complete. The longest part was lining up the foam/MDF board to the right spot on the fabric. So step one, lay out the fabric print side down.
Step two and three, lay down the foam and then the MDF board.
For the next step, I decided to trim the remaining fabric and then fold it over and staple again - I didn't want this fabric to move!! As you can see, it isn't the prettiest, but the fabric is definitely secure with both sets of staples.
For the ends, I treated it like I was wrapping a present :) Again, not the prettiest, but it gets the job done.
To prevent the bench from sliding, my husband secured it to the Expedit shelf with 2 1/2 screws. Now our wiggly little girls have another spot to sit in the playroom and I put a big fat check mark next to this project as complete!!
Can I just say I was jumping up for joy when this baby was completed and couldn't wait to see the look on my girls' faces when they woke up the next morning. And because I am so in love with this little area in our playroom I have to show you more pictures :)
I went on a little shopping trip to Target this weekend - well actually it was just to pick up a prescription, but since I was there I had to stop by the dollar section! And boy am I glad I did, I found the silver tins that already had the chalkboard labels on them. And what makes them even better...when I got up to the cashier I found out they were on sale for $0.50!!
And of course, the right side of the bench can't be left out!!
And just for good measure, here is the full picture again!!!
Stay tuned for another exciting project in the playroom we completed this weekend!! If you follow me on Instagram you got a sneak peek!! :)
With much love,