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BJURSTA upgrade to luxe upholstered bench

StyleMePretty published a tutorial on this fabulous upholstered bench. Its bones is the sturdy BJURSTA bench but its skin is all gorgeous.

upholstered bench 1


Related: Hack an extra long dining bench with storage


What you need is the bench, foam and fabric, hot glue and Mod Podge.

It takes a bit of sewing (for the foam top), glueing and decoupaging the fabric onto the bench. Lots of patience (and skill) but so totally worth it.

upholstered bench

Hop over to StyleMePretty to see the complete tutorial of the upholstered bench.

Photo Credit: Ruth Eileen Photography via StyleMePretty


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