I trust everyone is enjoying Spring!
Today, I would like to share how my husband & I
made benches for our kitchen nook.
There are a couple of things I need to say first...
We actually built these last February.
As in 2015.
I have no idea why I took so long to share them with you.
Believe me, we really have no talent whatsoever in
home improvement/diy/carpentry, etc.
We were literally just flying by the seats of our pants.
Let me first show you the before picture.
I realize the quality of this picture is not the best,
and I apologize for that.
I was so over the wood wainscoting, the table, the chairs...
So I talked my husband into building benches.
Oh he was ever the skeptic!
I guess this is because
we have zero talent for this kind of stuff!
So with me being the brains & him the brawn,
and a couple of tutorials to guide us along from:
we began our project....
1 down, 1 to go!
I have to be honest here,
it took us 9 hours to build that bench.
Stop that snickering, I can hear you!
Again, bear in mind, we have no talent. None.
The second bench only took 2 hours to build.
See? The learning curve is over.
We have experience now! lol
Might I also add that you can see in the pictures
that the plaster walls behind the wainscoting
were not exactly fit for paint.
Luckily, I was able to find a solution for now...
Are you ready for the pretty part?
The after picture:
So much better!
We can literally fit 6 people here now.
I did have to replace the fabric on the cushions
since the above pictures were taken.
Not because it wore out,
but because I picked too lightweight a fabric and it was wrinkling,
which drove me nuts!
The only heavy weight fabric I could find in red is
the one below.
I will eventually replace that one too,
once I find something I like better.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed our little diy.
There are some other changes
in store for this kitchen in the next couple of months and
I promise not to wait a year before sharing them with you!
Thanks for stopping by today.