Are you getting sick of X-benches yet? Hope not, because we've got the legs for one more post on the topic before we move on. Check out our round-up of some of our favorite DIY (err, kind of) projects involving X-bench transformations, and our own little attempt, too!
Caitlin Creer, of the fabulous blog of the same name, did an incredible job transforming inexpensive Sears X-benches armed just with a staple gun and a yard of fabric. To see her project and instructions, click here. My friend and I decided her new family room could use one, so we followed Caitlin's lead.
The family room palette: oranges, greens, and browns featuring Pottery Barn's discontinued Moorish clementine tile rug, imperial trellis knock-off pillows from Homegoods, Hip in Chocolate by P. Kaufman for the window treatments, and Links in Citrus by Annie Selke for the X-bench!
We ordered this cheesy cheetah bench from Sears for $49.99, and were able to pick it up at a local Kmart the same day.
Conveniently, the bench comes disassembled, so it couldn't be easier to access the top cushion for a little makeover!
We simply laid the fabric down, put the cushion face-down on top, and let our scissors and staple gun do the rest.
Last step: attaching the legs with the included hardware. Couldn't be easier!
And there you have it! Custom upholstered X-bench for well under $100.
Erin at Elements of Style did a tremendous job transforming these Ballard black X-benches for a client:
She simply ordered a couple of extra yards of the fabric from Ballard, had them monogrammed and then upholstered on to the top of the bench. Too cute!
She chose a neutral but textured linen from Calico Corners and had them reupholstered for her living room. I love the end result - especially the piping on the top and on the legs!
Have you tried any fun DIY projects lately?