kitchen banquette bench

from tv armoire to banquette bench…

Once upon a time I had a tv armoire. It was getting old and showing its’ age. Lot of bumps, knicks and other unprettiness. It was 10 years old and not the greatest piece. Probably 70% particleboard and veneer, 30% wood. I had tried to sell it twice on Craigslist with no bites. It was…

Read More

no sew bench cushion

Continuing on with my banquette, the next (and final) step in the entire process was a bench cushion. I ordered myself a three inch piece of foam custom cut just slightly larger than the measurements of my bench. I would be wrapping this tightly with batting and fabric. I wanted the cushion to extend just…

Read More

the banquette bench {securing the back}

With the back of the bench upholstered it was time to attach it to the bench itself. It would then be attached to the wall as well for extra security. I started out with some small pieces of wood that were screwed into the back of the upholstered back. These would serve as connection pieces…

Read More

don’t forget the outlet!

The banquette in my kitchen was built for a couple reasons.  I like them.  I wanted more fabric and color in my kitchen.  I wanted a bigger table area. I really wanted to hide the outlet and cable jack on the wall. The outlet and lopsided cable jack are in the worst possible location. I’m…

Read More

the banquette bench {upholstering the back}

So things have been moving along on my kitchen banquette bench. Let me catch you up to speed. The back was constructed and it was time to upholster it. I found the fabric I needed in the form of a tablecloth from Target. That was the only part I paid for since my dad just…

Read More

the banquette bench {building the back}

Now that my bench was ready it was time to create the back in order for it to become the banquette I’ve been planning all along. First up was building the frame for the back which would later be upholstered, connected to the bench and then mounted to the wall. I took the measurements for…

Read More

new craft storage central…

Now that I have a bench with three drawers in my kitchen I have myself a new dilemma. What goes in the drawers? I know, not a bad problem to have at all. I thought about putting all my paper plates, plastic cups and plastic utensils in there but I’m happy with all that in…

Read More

the banquette bench {choosing fabric}

There are a lot of steps involved in turning my tv entertainment center into a banquette bench. Even with all the measuring, cutting, sanding, painting, and building, this step is actually the one I was the most nervous about. I decided to take my own advice about choosing fabric for your home and I kept…

Read More

reclaiming the porch…

The past couple of weeks my three season porch has looked like this… This is not exactly what I wanted for spring. I started my porch renovation the end of April last year. I had plans to finish up and enjoy it all summer. It took longer than expected and I finished it mid-August. We…

Read More

the kitchen banquette {choosing hardware}

Now that the paint is dry it is time to start accessorizing my banquette. I was thinking at first to try something new and fun but the more I looked the harder it became to pick something. I have a mix of finishes going on in my kitchen between my chrome cup pulls on my…

Read More