Free up space in your kitchen area and include seating with a customized banquette corner bench that you can create to in shape your space. It can even include storage if you want that!
Other excellent kitchen area thoughts that are a excellent addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, include a designed-in breakfast bar, or include a faux brick backsplash.
Banquette Bench Inspiration
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Establish a Custom Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a larger sized kitchen area, which I’m not complaining about, there is just a good deal of open space and our hand-me-down table was looking a minimal lonely. I arrived up with the genius strategy to create our have banquette to in shape into our space properly.
We went to Lowe’s to get our materials. We weren’t a hundred% guaranteed what all we wanted, but decided we’d just hold looking until we figured the job out. I imagine which is the solution to this entire Do it yourself factor. We’ve recognized that we’re not industry experts and that we will most most likely operate into challenges alongside the way. Maintaining that perspective in thoughts helps us take the point that we will mess up and our assignments won’t generally seem to be excellent at very first, but not to give up. We still left Lowe’s with a motor vehicle whole of materials
Listing of materials and instruments:
- two sheets of plywood (we experienced Lowe’s rip the boards in fifty percent so we could in shape it in the motor vehicle)
- one sheet of veneer plywood to use for the front of the bench
- two – one x 10 x eight boards (for the major of the bench)
- 10 – two x three studs for the body
- eight – one x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Steel brackets + nuts and bolts to attach the headboard
- Energy Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Observed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we want we experienced a finish nailer for this job nevertheless)
- Circular Observed
The very first action was to remove the baseboard and create the body. If you can create a box, then congratulations! You can do this job!
Use a miter saw to lower your two x 3s to the right measurements. We lower our boards to a size of 76 inches long and the width of the aid items have been seventeen.five inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have performed this portion otherwise! I am the literal worst at measuring. We need to have produced the aid items only 15 inches long for the reason that our banquette is a minimal too tall once you include the one x 10s and the cushion. You gain some, you reduce some.
Simply because we did not have the right instruments, we produced way additional perform for ourselves. So disheartening. Each and every time we hooked up two x 3s jointly, we held them in place with a brad nail, then went back with the drill and secured them with three.five inch wooden screws. We experienced a finish nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but decided not to pull the bring about (pun meant) on the buy. Soon after hours of drilling, we have been kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just buying it.
The moment the very first body was designed, we repeated it for the other facet of the banquette, but only produced the size 70 inches long to in shape in the space we experienced. The future action was attach the two frames jointly with the wooden screws.
From there, we included the front of the bench which was a veneer board. Minimize the board applying a round saw and attach it to the front applying a brad nail gun. Considering the fact that the veneer is so skinny, which is all it desires to remain in place. We decided not to finish the back facet of the banquette for the reason that no a single would at any time see it. Why do more perform for no reason?!
Next up was including the trim. I wished to hold the trim present day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our dining room. We lower the one x 3’s applying the miter saw and hooked up applying the nail gun only. Initially, we included the outside border of the trim, then we went back and included the vertical items which have been twelve and six/eight long. The conclude items have been 14 inches across by 18 inches long.
Next up, we hooked up the headboards which have been also customized-produced. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ended up with a belgrave shaped design. I drew my design on a piece of poster board and traced it on each facet. Making use of the round saw, we lower out the pattern. The headboards dimensions are 76 x 25 and 70 x 25.
Then, I adhered one.five inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Go over the whole headboard with batting and attach with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with fabric. I employed a faux vinyl-like clearance fabric from Joann’s that value about $twelve for every garden. I acquired 4 yards just to be secure and I have plenty still left over. This was a single of my very first periods trying to upholster something and there was a ton of trial and error included. Brooke, from All Things Thrifty, has a ton of excellent tutorials so I wouldn’t have been equipped to comprehensive this job if it wasn’t for her excellent recommendations.
To attach the headboard we employed two various solutions. For the still left bench, we employed metal brackets that we acquired from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets for the reason that the bench wanted to sit flush from the wall and this permitted there to be pretty much no hole amongst the bench and the wall.
Ahead of upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a hole for the bolt, caught it by, and screwed the nut on to hold it in place. The moment it was time to attach the headboard, we basically taken off the nut, slide the bolt into the metal bracket which we hooked up to the bench, and screwed the nut back on. Sorry I really do not have any photographs of this portion.
For the appropriate bench, we nervous about the window appropriate powering the headboard. We did not want any person to accidentally split the window by leaning too tricky into it. To include additional steadiness, we hooked up three one x 3s to the bottom of the bench. We then screwed the two x 3s into the headboard applying the same wooden screws as the body.
Next, lower and attach the one x 10s to the major of the bench body with wooden screws.
From there, it was just finishing perform! We sanded down all of the trim items to make them glance related. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then organized to paint.
I painted the bench Extremely White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our dwelling. I experienced to be super mindful about the headboard and I definitely wished I would have painted it ahead of I hooked up the whiteboards.
To produce the bench, I employed the same system as the headboard. I lower a piece of plywood applying the round saw, hooked up three inch foam applying spray adhesive, included the entire factor with batting and stapled it down applying a staple gun, and at last included it with black fabric. I simply cannot recall the name of the fabric, but it was just a essential black cotton that value fewer than $five a garden. I chose basic black and white colours for the reason that I wished to have a cleanse backdrop to pair with getaway table options and patterned pillows. I wished to be equipped to decorate the table any way I wished without having possessing to get worried about matching the banquette.
The job took us a single weekend to comprehensive with plenty of breaks in amongst. There was definitely a mastering curve included + WAY too numerous journeys back to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide on up more materials. Hopefully this tutorial will aid spare you some of the challenges we encountered alongside the way.
The total value was about $250, which we have been fairly delighted with for the reason that when you imagine about it, we now have a piece of home furnishings that suits properly, maximizes the space we have, and works properly with our design style. I’d phone that a gain!
Soon after you create a banquette corner bench, you may want a new dining table to create or acquire. Not guaranteed what height to create your bench, we have acquired ideas for getting the appropriate height.
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Thanks for getting our visitor, Chelsea! Enjoy the banquette!
Hello. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Do it yourself. Appropriate now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral reaction of “Hi, Chelsea.” It’s accurate, nevertheless. I am addicted to Do it yourself and I’m not worried to say it. I compose a relatively new web site known as Pinterior Designer the place I share how to’s and tales about how I’m little by little upgrading my builder essential dwelling a single job at a time. However for my husband, Nate, I Do it yourself on a whim so he’ll frequently arrive residence from a trip or a long working day of perform to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor room with a faux photograph body design. I have realized that I simply cannot manage the crazy, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not rather guaranteed if he feels the same way…
Originally posted one.three.2014 // Up-to-date three.25.2020