Every home is a work in progress, no matter how long you’ve lived there. I’m very much still in the midst of decorating my new home. I’ve had a Lane Hope chest since my high school graduation, and I decided that when we moved into this house, I wanted to use it as seating in the family room. The lid wouldn’t exactly be comfortable, so a sweet friend gave me a nice piece of foam to cover to make a padded seat.
I purchased some upholstery fabric at Hancock’s and just made a simple slipcover for the foam. I pretty much just made a giant pillow case, and then ironed creases in the corners to give it a sharper edge. Then I hand stitched the opening shut.
I then placed a couple of cute throw pillows as a back and voila! A bench seat is created. I’m hoping it will add to our seating when I host Thanksgiving for my family in a few weeks.
I think I’m going to hang a shelf high up over the pillows. Yep, it’s still a work in progress!
What projects are you working on?
With love from my country porch,