This bench used to be your typical blond wood tone and several years ago I painted it this robin’s eggy, bluish/green color (which I think is Valspar Shaded Cove), distressed and aged it with dark walnut wood stain.
The cushion has been wrapped with cotton batting. I cut my fabric to fit the seat with enough left over to wrap around the underneath side and stapled.
I use a manual staple gun, which I purchased years ago at Wal-mart, and 3/8″ staples.
Making sure my pattern was straight I began by stapling in the center of the front and back of the seat, pulling the fabric slightly to ensure it was taut.
Next I stapled the center of each side and continued working around the entire seat.
The edges can be a bit tricky. Make sure you leave the area where you screw the seat to the bench uncovered by both batting and fabric. Makes it much easier to reattach to seat to the bench.
Wrap and staple the edges in small sections to maintain a smooth edge.
Here you can see where the screws attach the cushion to the bench. Don’t worry about the bottom side being messy! Who’s going to see that but you?
I’m in the process of redecorating my master bedroom. Slowly but surely it’s coming together. But, it’s not there yet. Hence the cropped-in photos of the bench.
See what I mean about how simple this project is. Under an hour start to finish!