Thursday, September 5, 2013

Storage Box Bench Seats Recovered + DIY Tutorial



Hi Everybody! Now that the kids are back in school I have a little more time for my DIY projects... Woohoo, I love DIY projects! Today, I'm going to share with you how I quickly and easily I recovered these storage box seat covers for my dear mother.


My parents have had these Raffia (I think that's what they are made of) storage box/seats for years now. They are where everyone sits when they need to put on their shoes on in the mud room.


They have been sat on so many times, the seats were starting to fall apart. So, my mom asked if I could help her recover them, I was all over that idea. Luckily, she had left over fabric from when she made her kitchen valences, so absolutely no money was spent for this project!

Here is a pictorial of how I covered the seats. I even show you how to do those hard to do corners!



  1. Cut the fabric large enough to wrap around the side of the seat. 
  2. Fold the cut seam, and staple it as close to the edge as possible, start in the middle and work your way to the edge. Ensure you pull the fabric taut before stapling on opposite sides. 
  3. Once you reach the corners, place a staple diagonally on each side of the fabric. 
  4. Cut off excess fabric, this makes it less bulky at the corners. 
  5. Pull, fold and tuck the corner. 
  6. Staple as much as you need to finish and secure the corner. Finish the remaining corners the same way. Easy!  



And here they are... Don't they look awesome! I placed them at the back exit in the nook area, just to show you how they fit so well with the rest of my parent's decor. Hopefully, I have added many more years to them!

Thanks so much for stopping by, love to hear from you! 
Happy Crafting :)
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