Before I say anything let me just say this...
I am NOT a person who should be giving a tutorial in anything really
unless it's in just getting in there and giving something a try
Mr. PV decided he wanted to create a bench
and I asked him if I could hire a decorator
this is the 3rd time he's laughed at me for such a comment
so then I asked him if I could take it to Sergio's Body Shop and have them make it
as in...a car seat...
so I'm thinking...what's mirror cost? and if I mess it up what have I lost?
so if I can cut the mirror then why can't I give tufting a bench a try?
I'm such a good ol' boy
Gather your supplies
Cute carpenter man cut the entire bench, including the top out of mdf
the bottom we covered with mirror leftover from a long ago project
I ordered the white leather from eBay and had the foam from another long ago project
I'm beginning to wonder what kind of girl I've turned into with all this leather and mirror
Miss (Sharon Stone) Muffet
eBay...I love you
Hobby Lobby? I love you too!
covering the buttons was truly the hardest part of all...probably because the leather was so thick
Mr. PV had to push the button bottoms in for me
He also drilled the holes in the mdf
take your long twine and long needle
and pull all the way through
you really need some very strong twine or sinew..it comes in a kit
I actually bent my needle but will probably never use it again (I hope)
go through several times like you would any other button
tie your button down
this will be puffy because of your foam
reinforce the tie on the back side
this will be covered with fabric also if you want finished project
(did I say finished?)
and then staple the fabric all the way around the backside
cost? less than $50 but if I would have paid for this to be done, no telling
this is a partial view of the bench that will have the
two way mirror as the back drop...do you see those wonderful angora pillows?
That's what I wanted to use...as a throw...over the leather...but I found these pillows 50% off at Pier 1
Pier 1...I LOVE YOU!
I confess I am guilty of hardly ever having a complete project to show
will could be installed over the weekend IF I light a prayer candle)
and at times a get a little ahead of myself like when I put pillows in places
that are clearly not ready for pillows
add the piano hinge, shine the mirror, arrange the pillows
sit on it
eat my curds and whey
and look at all the spiders that are probably already in my closet
from my shoes being in boxes in the garage for so long