My name is Elizabeth Taylor. I am an aspiring interior designer. HGTV and The DIY Network are not just television channels, they inspire and dare me to try new projects.
And so one weekend, after watching HGTV and DIY, I decided to try making one of the projects that I’d seen so often, a bench, but not just any bench, a tufted bench… a tufted bench with storage. I researched, read, watched videos and decided that I could do it.
Here is my tufted bench journey.
I used an old dovetail drawer as my base.
Don't forget to stain the legs.
My view from the kitchen floor.
The tufts are created when I pulled the threads through the bottom. The harder I pulled, the deeper the tuft or dimple. It is critical that the tufts all be relatively at the same depth to look uniformed, tidy and semi-professional.
Hinges were added so that I could access the storage part of the bench. Yay!
Now it's neat, tidy and FINISHED!
Before, just random parts.
After, a great bench to put extra stuff in, to sit on or to put your feet up.
If I had to rate the difficulty of making this bench on a scale of one to ten, ten being, yeah forget about making this, just go buy a bench, I would rate this project as a seven...a solid seven for a first time project. Without a doubt, the next time I build a tufted bench, my rating will be a three.
For all of my DIY enthusiasts, happy tufting.
Signed a DIY Fanatic,