9/19/11

New DIY X-Benches

I've spent the last year or so (seriously, an entire YEAR) looking for 2 X-style benches/stools for the foot of my bed. Something like this-































IF I found one, they were usually more thank what I was willing to pay (like $200 a pop). I did find a few at Home Goods for $79.99 but never found a matching pair. Boo.

As I continued my quest online, I came across this blog post. Caitlin Creer found a great deal on x-benches online. Look how cute they are...
































They were just $50!!! However, this is what they actually looked like to begin with-
Yikes! The faux-suede leopard fabric was NOT the look I was going for. Caitlin Creer had ordered two of these and simply covered over the cheetah with her own fabric. Genius!

I decided to try it out for myself. Click HERE if you are interested in ordering these from KMART.com. They are priced at $49.99 each, but I did a quick Google search and found a coupon for $10 off / $50 purchase, plus free shipping to the store. So, I paid $45 each and was able to pick them up 3 days after ordering online.

I then picked up 1.5 yards of the same chenille fabric that I used for my DIY headboard. 1.5 yards was enough to cover both cushions BARELY. I would advise getting 2 yards, just to be safe.

There are just a few pieces to put together. Be sure to cover the seat with the new fabric before you screw in the legs.
























We simply placed the new fabric over the leopard seat and used a staple gun to attach it.
























*My boyfriend was sweet enough to put these together for me:)

Viola, new benches!
































Here they both are at the foot of the bed-

































Please excuse the wrinkly sheets and lazy dog.
































For less than half the price of what most x-benches are, I think they look great. I am so happy with how they look, although I may add nailhead trim to match my headboard. Jury's still out on that.

And just for fun, here are my two boys trying them out-
































love, S

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