As you build your storage bench, you may realize that it has a very plain feeling to it. While it is the perfect solution to all of your storage needs, and is everything you anticipated it to be, you still feel like your storage bench is just a little bland, compared for everything else on your patio. The good news is that with a little hard work, this can be very easily remedied.
That's right – with a little know how, you can upholster your storage bench, increasing its comfort value exponentially. By adding cushioning to this piece of outdoor furniture, people will be naturally drawn in by the sturdiness and comfort that it brings to everyone who sits down in it.
The very first thing to consider when you approach your storage bench needs is how it will be used in everyday use? Will it be facing the elements every day, or staying comfortably in your home? How will it reflect your tastes and needs? And how does it reflect the furniture that it is sitting around? By figuring this out, you will have a better understanding of how you should approach the upholstering of your bench.
If your storage bench will have to face the elements all year round, or will be constantly exposed, you may want to first consider a removable cushion before going for a full upholstering. A removable cushion can be placed on your bench every time you plan on having guests over, and can be removed very easily before inclement weather comes in. By removing it every time the rain and winds come, you will be able to make sure that you are keeping your cushion clean, and getting the longest life out of it.
If your storage bench will be going into a more climate controlled environment, or will be indoors all year round, you may want to consider permanently upholstering your furniture. A full-out upholstering for your bench is not nearly as hard as it sounds – while it may sound incredibly difficult to start, once you know how to do it, it can be a very simple procedure. Be sure to bring the right tools with you, and you will have yourself a very nice project to take on at your leisure!
When upholstering your storage bench, the most difficult thing to consider is the material you will use in the actual refinishing. There are many choices you will find at any arts and crafts store. But before you go, you need to consider what material you will end up using for the upholstering.
Now is the time to consider where your storage bench will end up at the end of this process. If your storage bench will be living in an enclosed space, under an awning, or will be coming in and out throughout the year, you may want to consider upholstering it with canvas. Canvas is a durable solution that is easy to clean as the elements give their worst, and will stand up to the test of time.
If you are keeping your storage bench indoors, you have a little more leeway on the type of materials you can use in order to make it happen. Letting it live in a controlled environment buys you the chance to let your creativity shine, by upholstering with whatever you so choose to sit in comfort on. The last step is to find plans to upholster your bench. Those can be found by running a simple Google search, as there are different plans and styles all around the internet.
Bringing comfort to your storage bench does not have to come at the sacrifice of style. Rather, with a little know how and some hard work, what was once a boring old bench can become the pinnacle of style for your patio that everyone will want to have the chance to sit on.