Sunday, April 3, 2011

Maddux's Bench

I got this plan from Ana White.  It was a good start project since I did a lot of trial and error. But love the way it turned out!
Lauren came up for a weekend... I ran in to get the materials one evening... in a completely calm and normal manner. Came back home and put the base plans of this together with Lauren.
Then it sat there for a while because finding the time sometimes is a little difficult. finally filled in all the nail holes.. .sanded... primed... sanded again. painted... then had to head over and get some foam and fabric to make the cushion. Which... I dont own a sewing machine nor do I know what to do with one if I were to purchase one. so I just used some no sew iron on magic.. and voila.
I love the way this turned out... :) In total this bench cost me 45 dollars to make... and I had to buy everything. I think I might have had the nails... but everything else I needed to purchase
It could probably use another coat of paint on it...but I will leave it for now. Finding the time lately is non existent.

What do you think?
Isnt this fabric adorable? And we made a book sling for the playroom out of this fabric also! :)
Have you made anything from Ana's plans?
Anything more daring??? I would love to know how it turned out.. I am hoping to maybe move up and do something a little more complicated next time :)

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90. No sew fabric glue
91. the feeling of accomplishment when done with a long term project.
92. Chicago Cubs winning the game we go to.
93. Naps on the train
94. Big hugs from Maddux after being gone all day.


  1. Love it Fawn! I've been wanting some bench seats for the kids, maybe i'll just make them myself!
    Oh and i love the fabric!

  2. super super cute! i love the fabric. nice work mama!

  3. Great job!! Such fun fun fabric!! Love how it turned out!

  4. The storage bench looks fantastic, you did a really good job! The fabric on the cushion is so sweet! I really want to make one of these, yours is very inspirational, thanks for sharing!

  5. That's darling! I love it. And I'm sure your little guy loves it, too!


  6. Your bench looks so good! The fabric you chose is awesome too. I love browsing Ana White's plans and hope to try some of them this summer. Seeing your lovely bench is very encouraging! Thank you!


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