Upholstery projects can be incredibly intimidating. Trust me, I’ve been there.
In fact, my first ever DIY was reupholstering 4 dining room chairs. They were in Finn’s family for decades, and his mom gave them to us to makeover. #nopressure
We were absolute newbies, and I remember googling every step of the way.
Fast forward 2 years, and I’m still a bit intimidated by upholstery projects. But, I also know the instant “wow” factor new fabric and paint can bring to an old piece of furniture.
Upholstered Bench Tutorial
So when Finn’s mom gave us this adorable stool to makeover (she should be our furniture dealer), I took the challenge on without fear (okay maybe a little bit.)
- Medium Grit Sanding Block
- Spray Primer (I used Rustoleum)
- Spray Paint (I used Rustoleum in semi-gloss White)
- High-Density Foam
- Quilt Batting
- Spray Adhesive
- Box Cutter
- Staple Gun
- Decorative Nails (I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabric for about $2 for a box of 36)
Steps to Upholster a Bench
Adding New Fabric
Adding Nailhead Trim