I was in the beginning stages of building a banquette for my kitchen, tossing around how I would get this project done. I planned on buying some cabinetry to build a bench with a back. Then one night I sat on my sofa sketching out some ideas and I happened to look across the living room at my tv armoire. The width was perfect, the depth was perfect and with some careful cutting the height would be too. I double checked my measurements and then called up my brother just to make sure this was feasible and to make sure he had the tools to make it happen. I got the go-ahead and we got to work cutting the cabinet into two pieces.
I replaced the hardware with some that matched the rest of my kitchen and then it was on to the fun part, fabric!
With some help from my father I built the back of the bench. I wanted a tall comfortable back to add plenty of color and comfort to my kitchen table.