Red Bench Cushion for Nursery Window

Another step in the Nursery Project is complete.

Ever since the curtains were installed, G & JP have been actually sleeping in the room on an air matress as JP is not ready to sleep alone in the crib. The curtains have helped to keep the room dim if not absolutely dark which is perfect for sleeping during the day. After “living” in the nursery we have taken note of what elements work and what needs improvement.

Solomon has been traveling for work duing the week and when he returns on the weekend, the two of us enjoy spening Saturdays on a crafty home project for JP’s nursery. We have been planning this bench for a couple weeks now. we reviewed several videos on YouTube of people making bench cushions at home with simple materials and a staple gun. It looked pretty straight forward and a lot of fun so we decided to go for it, with the nursery window bench as our first project.

We prepared a bill of materials and set a budget. For this project we would need the following:

  • Plywood cut to bench dimensions
  • 3″ thick High Density foam padding cut to bench dimensions
  • Batting
  • Red Heavy Duty Fabric (Sumbrella or similar fade persistent/easy care fabric)
  • Staple Gun and Staples

 

Trip to JoAnn Fabrics

JoAnn Fabrics store. for the 3" High Density Foam, Batting, and Red Heavy Duty Fabric.

JoAnn Fabrics store. for the 3″ High Density Foam, Batting, and Red Heavy Duty Fabric.

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JoAnn Fabrics cut the high density foam to the length we requested. However, we had to cut the width.

 

 

Trip to Home Depot

The home depot is where we purchased the staples, clamps, glue and  plywood for the bench base. The nice thing about Home Depot is that they will cut your plywood to the measurement the customer provides with a special plywood cutting machine they have on site.

 

Home Depot - Plywood

Home Depot – Plywood Aisle

Home Depot - Free service to cut plywood to thhe exact  measurements of the bench.

Home Depot – Free service to cut plywood to thhe exact measurements of the bench.

Home Depot - Gave this guy the measurements for the bench and he cut the plywood to that exact size using this monster.

Home Depot – Gave this guy the measurements for the bench and he cut the plywood to that exact size using this monster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bench Assembly & Installation

 

Back at the house, Sol uses wood glue to afix the two cut pieces of plywood. C Clamps hold plywood together.

Sol uses a houselhold electric kitchen knife to cut the foam to the size of the  bench.

Sol uses a houselhold electric kitchen knife to cut the foam to the size of the bench.

 

Batting layer applied - Gita streched the fabic as Sol applied the staples with an electric staple gun.

Batting layer applied – Gita streched the fabic as Sol applied the staples with an electric staple gun.

 

Red Fabric layer is stapled on top of the batting layer. Corners are folded neatly like a present.

Red Fabric layer is stapled on top of the batting layer. Corners are folded neatly like a present.

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Red Fabric layer is stapled on top of the batting layer. Corners are folded neatly like a present.

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Completed cushion for nursery window bench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installed Bench Cushion

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One Comment to "Red Bench Cushion for Nursery Window"

  1. marf says:

    Living proof that Papa Squatch has hidden domestic traits. Way to go!!

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