Last week, I shared how I updated a cedar chest into a window seat. After stripping, sanding and painting, it was time to add the cushion.
- Foam (I bought this foam twin mattress from Amazon and cut it down. Saving the other part for another project)
- Enough fabric of your choice to cover the foam (I used a yard)
- Fabric glue
- Command Velcro tabs
First I measured the foam to the size I needed, and marked it out with a Sharpie. Using a level as a straight edge, I cut with a kitchen knife. As you can see, I had to be careful, because one of our pups decided this is his bed.
After cutting the foam, I placed on the fabric which was face down on the floor. Using the fabric glue, I gently wrapped the edges like you do a present. I held down each side for about 30-seconds to make sure it stuck. Then let it dry.
To secure the cushion, I used Command Velcro tabs. I didn’t want to damage the finish, so this is the perfect solution. I probably need to add one more tab to the front, as you can see where it’s popping up a little when the pups hang out on it.
Overall, the cost was about $40, but since I’ll use the mattress for multiple projects, it’s a great deal.
And, it’s worth it because clearly, the dogs love it!
Shared on Metamorphosis Monday.