Free up space in your kitchen and insert seating with a personalized banquette corner bench that you can construct to in good shape your space. It can even insert storage if you need to have that!
Other good kitchen tips that are a good addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, insert a constructed-in breakfast bar, or insert a faux brick backsplash.
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Establish a Personalized Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a bigger kitchen, which I’m not complaining about, there’s just a lot of open space and our hand-me-down desk was hunting a very little lonely. I came up with the genius concept to construct our individual banquette to in good shape into our space completely.
We went to Lowe’s to assemble our supplies. We weren’t 100% absolutely sure what all we needed, but decided we’d just keep hunting until we figured the undertaking out. I feel which is the secret to this entire Diy factor. We have accepted that we’re not gurus and that we will most probable operate into challenges together the way. Retaining that perspective in intellect allows us acknowledge the reality that we will mess up and our jobs will not constantly appear fantastic at initially, but not to give up. We remaining Lowe’s with a auto entire of supplies
Record of supplies and equipment:
- two sheets of plywood (we had Lowe’s rip the boards in fifty percent so we could in good shape it in the auto)
- 1 sheet of veneer plywood to use for the entrance of the bench
- two – 1 x ten x eight boards (for the leading of the bench)
- ten – two x 3 studs for the frame
- eight – 1 x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Metallic brackets + nuts and bolts to attach the headboard
- Electric power Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Noticed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we want we had a end nailer for this undertaking even though)
- Circular Noticed
The initially phase was to take away the baseboard and construct the frame. If you can construct a box, then congratulations! You can do this undertaking!
Use a miter saw to lower your two x 3s to the correct measurements. We lower our boards to a length of seventy six inches extended and the width of the aid pieces have been 17.five inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have performed this element otherwise! I am the literal worst at measuring. We should really have designed the aid pieces only fifteen inches extended because our banquette is a very little far too tall at the time you insert the 1 x 10s and the cushion. You acquire some, you drop some.
Simply because we did not have the correct equipment, we designed way much more perform for ourselves. So frustrating. Just about every time we connected two x 3s together, we held them in area with a brad nail, then went back with the drill and secured them with 3.five inch wooden screws. We had a end nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but decided not to pull the cause (pun intended) on the buy. Following hrs of drilling, we have been kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just purchasing it.
The moment the initially frame was constructed, we recurring it for the other side of the banquette, but only designed the length 70 inches extended to in good shape in the space we had. The subsequent phase was attach the two frames together with the wooden screws.
From there, we added the entrance of the bench which was a veneer board. Minimize the board utilizing a circular saw and attach it to the entrance utilizing a brad nail gun. Considering that the veneer is so slim, which is all it requires to remain in area. We decided not to end the back side of the banquette because no just one would at any time see it. Why do additional perform for no purpose?!
Future up was introducing the trim. I required to keep the trim modern-day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our dining place. We lower the 1 x 3’s utilizing the miter saw and connected utilizing the nail gun only. To start with, we added the outside the house border of the trim, then we went back and added the vertical pieces which have been twelve and six/eight extended. The close pieces have been 14 inches across by 18 inches extended.
Future up, we connected the headboards which have been also personalized-designed. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ended up with a belgrave formed structure. I drew my structure on a piece of poster board and traced it on every single side. Employing the circular saw, we lower out the pattern. The headboards measurements are seventy six x 25 and 70 x 25.
Then, I adhered 1.five inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Deal with the overall headboard with batting and attach with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with material. I applied a faux vinyl-like clearance material from Joann’s that cost about $twelve for each property. I acquired four yards just to be risk-free and I have loads remaining in excess of. This was just one of my initially situations attempting to upholster anything at all and there was a ton of trial and mistake included. Brooke, from All Items Thrifty, has a ton of good tutorials so I wouldn’t have been ready to complete this undertaking if it was not for her good instructions.
To attach the headboard we applied two distinctive solutions. For the remaining bench, we applied metal brackets that we acquired from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets because the bench needed to sit flush versus the wall and this permitted there to be pretty much no hole between the bench and the wall.
Right before upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a gap for the bolt, caught it as a result of, and screwed the nut on to keep it in area. The moment it was time to attach the headboard, we basically taken out the nut, slide the bolt into the metal bracket which we connected to the bench, and screwed the nut back on. Sorry I really do not have any photographs of this element.
For the right bench, we nervous about the window right powering the headboard. We did not want any individual to accidentally crack the window by leaning far too tricky into it. To insert much more steadiness, we connected 3 1 x 3s to the bottom of the bench. We then screwed the two x 3s into the headboard utilizing the same wooden screws as the frame.
Future, lower and attach the 1 x 10s to the leading of the bench frame with wooden screws.
From there, it was just finishing perform! We sanded down all of the trim pieces to make them appear connected. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then well prepared to paint.
I painted the bench Ultra White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our residence. I had to be super careful around the headboard and I actually wished I would have painted it just before I connected the whiteboards.
To create the bench, I applied the same process as the headboard. I lower a piece of plywood utilizing the circular saw, connected 3 inch foam utilizing spray adhesive, protected the entire factor with batting and stapled it down utilizing a staple gun, and ultimately protected it with black material. I simply cannot bear in mind the identify of the material, but it was just a fundamental black cotton that cost a lot less than $five a property. I chose very simple black and white shades because I required to have a clean backdrop to pair with holiday break desk configurations and patterned pillows. I required to be ready to decorate the desk any way I required with out obtaining to get worried about matching the banquette.
The undertaking took us just one weekend to complete with loads of breaks in between. There was unquestionably a studying curve included + WAY far too numerous visits back to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide on up additional supplies. With any luck , this tutorial will aid spare you some of the challenges we encountered together the way.
The overall cost was about $250, which we have been quite pleased with because when you feel about it, we now have a piece of furniture that suits completely, maximizes the space we have, and operates completely with our structure design and style. I’d get in touch with that a acquire!
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Thanks for staying our visitor, Chelsea! Love the banquette!
Hi. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Diy. Suitable now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral response of “Hi, Chelsea.” It is legitimate, even though. I am addicted to Diy and I’m not fearful to say it. I publish a rather new weblog referred to as Pinterior Designer in which I share how to’s and stories about how I’m little by little upgrading my builder fundamental residence just one undertaking at a time. However for my spouse, Nate, I Diy on a whim so he’ll normally arrive home from a trip or a extended working day of perform to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor place with a faux photograph frame structure. I have realized that I simply cannot handle the mad, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not really absolutely sure if he feels the same way…
At first revealed 1.3.2014 // Updated 3.25.2020