While looking for something totally different on a online classified ad, I found this great bench:
As fate would have it, it is the exact measurements of the opening on my dining table. The price you ask? $40.00! I have had this beauty now for a month. It was my intention to make a nice cushion and some pillows for this bench. I kept putting it off and putting it off (I seriously was just finding other things to do). Yesterday I made the cute red pillows and today I am FINALLY working on the cushion cover.
Here is a pic of the red pillows (instruction on how to make these gems follows):
They are actually pretty easy to make. Take a rectangle of fabric, cut to the size you want. Mine were 14in by 24in . Then fold fabric over so there is about 5 inches of fabric at the top of it. I sewed each side of the soon to be pillow. I then took stuffing (from a pillow that has been sitting in my linen closet for two years, ummm probably won't use that one again), and filled the pillow. I then folded over the 5 inches of fabric at the top and sewed it to the sides of the pillow. Then, I took two buttons and spaced them evenly in the middle and hand sewed them down. I think they turned out pretty good!
Stay tuned for the making of my bench cushion. You'll want to see this. I know, I know, the suspense is just killing you, patience. You're going to have to wait until tomorrow for that!