Last week I ordered Target's Modern Stool with a bit of trepidation. I had promised myself I would not but any more cheap furniture but The desire for an X-bench of sorts won out. It was $54 but with my Redcard discount and free shipping it was less than $44.
I pleased to find that it was not completely crappy but the pale blue velvet, while not awful, was not how I intended to leave it.
I decided to use one of my Le Lac scraps to cover the cushion.
Keeping the buttons wasn't going to happen.
I played with the place ment of the fabric before I started stapling. As a side note, the iconic Brunschwig fabric Le Lac is lightwieght and not meant for upholstery. This little bench won't see daily use as a seat so the light fabric is fine.
The rest was super easy. I just stapled along opposite edges pulling tight but too tight.
I folded under the edges for extra strength.
Since I am the world's most impatient person, I made a folded corner as opposed to sewing it.
The entire project took me less than 30 minutes. The only thing I do not like is the rubber foot cover/floor protector thingys. They give it an institutional feel. I plan on replacing them with something better.
I am pleased overall with the bench and for $50 total cost it is cheap chic.