One of the things I have wanted to add to our master bedroom is a bench at the end of our king size bed. Instead of purchasing a new bench, I decided to re-purpose an old coffee table my father built me for my first apartment many many years ago in to a DIY cushioned bench.
Because of a dog, I have recreated this coffee table multiple times.
Coffee Table Converted to a Cushioned Bench
For this project you will need:
- Coffee table of your choice
- Foam upholstery cushion
- Fabric of your choice
- Fabric Glue
- Safety Pins
- Anti-skid gripper fabric
- Adhesive Spray
- Xacto Knife
To make the new cushion to convert this coffee table into a bench, I simply used 2″ foam cushion, outdoor fabric, and a very simple DIY technique that didn’t require any sewing.
The foam cushions came in 22″ x 22″ x 2″ pre-cut sizes which were slightly too wide for the bench. So I had to measure the bench and cut the cushions to the correct size to fit the top of the bench. This was easy to do with a Xacto knife and my T-Square to keep the cut straight.