Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DIY kitchen banquette reveal

Finally, the reveal.

The banquette took a lot longer than expected and there were a few bumps along the way, but I'm pleased to say it's finally finished!  We've actually been enjoying sitting on it for a few weeks now, and I can tell you, it is mighty comfy.

Here's some pictures without the table in front.  The material is linen, so that is why it looks creased.  I've ironed and starched it, but nothing will make the creases come out.  I'm learning to live with it!  Plus the table should hide the skirt on the most part.

Here's the banquette with the table.  Of course the table does not go with the style of the banquette, it's way too country, hence the addition of the table cloth.

The tufts aren't all perfect, and that little bit drove me crazy!  I spent many restless nights wondering if it actually looked like this:

No offense if this is your bed design, but this picture did make me laugh.

I'm a little paranoid about the boys spilling something on it, but I scotch guarded it and keep a bottle of stain remover handy for those inevitable spills.  So far so good.

I'll post a tutorial and price breakdown later in the week.


  1. Wow! That is so cool!!! I am dying to have a bench for my dining table but i don't quite have your skill. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Thanks Naina. It did take me a few months to pluck up the courage to go for it, but it's really not that difficult! The hardest part was deciding what I needed and buying it.