A few months ago, I built a bench from a tutorial on Dear Lillie.
It was so gloriously clean for that one day before my family descended upon it 🙂
I am planning to make a real slipcover or two when I tackle my sewing machine “one of these days”. As usual I imagine myself whipping out all sorts of cool things on that beast, when I just figure out how to thread the bobbin 🙂
I really love this grain sack slipcover (and this dining room in general!) at Willow Decor.
In the meantime, this works for now:
When we finally replace our chairs (that have been reglued and repainted countless times, and don’t have a lot of life left in them) I will likely put the bench to the side of the dining room and pull it to the table when we have company. It’s perfect for squishing a bunch of kiddos and/or adults in, and isn’t that what makes big family dinners so much fun? — everyone all squished in together at one big table, talking, laughing, passing dishes, making memories??
Ahhh yes I’m sentimental. Likely my kids will grow up and say “remember how mom made us all squish onto the bench because she thought it would be fun for everyone to be in the same room for Thanksgiving dinners? UGH. That was so annoying.” 🙂
But what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t give my kids memories like this to discuss when they grow up? It’s my job.
If you’re looking to build your own bench, check out the tutorial at Dear Lillie here.