Free up place in your kitchen and add seating with a tailor made banquette corner bench that you can establish to suit your place. It can even add storage if you need to have that!
Other fantastic kitchen tips that are a fantastic addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, add a built-in breakfast bar, or add a faux brick backsplash.
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Create a Personalized Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a more substantial kitchen, which I’m not complaining about, there is just a whole lot of open up place and our hand-me-down desk was seeking a minimal lonely. I arrived up with the genius idea to establish our have banquette to suit into our place flawlessly.
We went to Lowe’s to collect our supplies. We weren’t 100% confident what all we wanted, but made a decision we’d just maintain seeking until we figured the undertaking out. I believe that is the secret to this complete Do it yourself point. We have approved that we’re not specialists and that we will most likely run into troubles alongside the way. Maintaining that standpoint in mind helps us settle for the point that we will mess up and our jobs will not constantly seem excellent at very first, but not to give up. We left Lowe’s with a car comprehensive of supplies
Record of supplies and applications:
- 2 sheets of plywood (we had Lowe’s rip the boards in 50 percent so we could suit it in the car)
- 1 sheet of veneer plywood to use for the front of the bench
- 2 – 1 x 10 x eight boards (for the best of the bench)
- 10 – 2 x 3 studs for the frame
- eight – 1 x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Metallic brackets + nuts and bolts to connect the headboard
- Ability Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Noticed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we wish we had a end nailer for this undertaking although)
- Circular Noticed
The very first phase was to take out the baseboard and establish the frame. If you can establish a box, then congratulations! You can do this undertaking!
Use a miter noticed to cut your 2 x 3s to the proper measurements. We cut our boards to a length of seventy six inches extended and the width of the guidance items were being 17.five inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have carried out this component in different ways! I am the literal worst at measuring. We must have designed the guidance items only fifteen inches extended because our banquette is a minimal much too tall as soon as you add the 1 x 10s and the cushion. You acquire some, you shed some.
Due to the fact we didn’t have the proper applications, we designed way a lot more operate for ourselves. So disheartening. Each time we connected 2 x 3s together, we held them in place with a brad nail, then went again with the drill and secured them with 3.five inch wood screws. We had a end nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but made a decision not to pull the cause (pun meant) on the buy. Immediately after several hours of drilling, we were being kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just shopping for it.
Once the very first frame was built, we recurring it for the other aspect of the banquette, but only designed the length 70 inches extended to suit in the place we had. The next phase was connect the 2 frames together with the wood screws.
From there, we added the front of the bench which was a veneer board. Slice the board working with a circular noticed and connect it to the front working with a brad nail gun. Considering the fact that the veneer is so slender, that is all it requirements to continue to be in place. We made a decision not to end the again aspect of the banquette because no a person would ever see it. Why do further operate for no purpose?!
Following up was adding the trim. I preferred to maintain the trim present day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our dining place. We cut the 1 x 3’s working with the miter noticed and connected working with the nail gun only. 1st, we added the exterior border of the trim, then we went again and added the vertical items which were being 12 and 6/eight extended. The close items were being fourteen inches across by eighteen inches extended.
Following up, we connected the headboards which were being also tailor made-designed. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and finished up with a belgrave formed design and style. I drew my design and style on a piece of poster board and traced it on every single aspect. Using the circular noticed, we cut out the sample. 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. Address the overall headboard with batting and connect with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with cloth. I utilized a faux vinyl-like clearance cloth from Joann’s that charge about $12 for every yard. I bought 4 yards just to be protected and I have loads left more than. This was a person of my very first times striving to upholster just about anything and there was a ton of trial and mistake concerned. Brooke, from All Issues Thrifty, has a ton of fantastic tutorials so I wouldn’t have been ready to comprehensive this undertaking if it was not for her fantastic recommendations.
To connect the headboard we utilized two diverse approaches. For the left bench, we utilized metal brackets that we bought from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets because the bench wanted to sit flush from the wall and this allowed there to be just about no hole involving the bench and the wall.
In advance of upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a hole for the bolt, caught it by way of, and screwed the nut on to maintain it in place. Once it was time to connect the headboard, we only eradicated the nut, slide the bolt into the metal bracket which we connected to the bench, and screwed the nut again on. Sorry I really don’t have any photographs of this component.
For the suitable bench, we concerned about the window suitable powering the headboard. We didn’t want any one to unintentionally crack the window by leaning much too challenging into it. To add a lot more balance, we connected 3 1 x 3s to the base of the bench. We then screwed the 2 x 3s into the headboard working with the exact wood screws as the frame.
Following, cut and connect the 1 x 10s to the best of the bench frame with wood screws.
From there, it was just finishing operate! We sanded down all of the trim items to make them look connected. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then geared up to paint.
I painted the bench Ultra White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our household. I had to be tremendous thorough all over the headboard and I really wished I would have painted it prior to I connected the whiteboards.
To create the bench, I utilized the exact course of action as the headboard. I cut a piece of plywood working with the circular noticed, connected 3 inch foam working with spray adhesive, coated the complete point with batting and stapled it down working with a staple gun, and last but not least coated it with black cloth. I just cannot keep in mind the title of the cloth, but it was just a essential black cotton that charge fewer than $five a yard. I chose uncomplicated black and white colours because I preferred to have a thoroughly clean backdrop to pair with holiday desk configurations and patterned pillows. I preferred to be ready to accessorize the desk any way I preferred without the need of possessing to be concerned about matching the banquette.
The undertaking took us a person weekend to comprehensive with loads of breaks in involving. There was surely a learning curve concerned + WAY much too several trips again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide up further supplies. With any luck , this tutorial will support spare you some of the troubles we encountered alongside the way.
The full charge was about $250, which we were being very delighted with because when you believe about it, we now have a piece of home furnishings that matches flawlessly, maximizes the place we have, and will work flawlessly with our design and style design and style. I’d contact that a acquire!
Immediately after you establish a banquette corner bench, you could possibly want a new dining desk to establish or buy. Not confident what height to establish your bench, we have acquired suggestions for obtaining the suitable height.
Remember to be confident to pin this undertaking for afterwards reference:
Thanks for currently being our visitor, Chelsea! Enjoy the banquette!
Hi. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Do it yourself. Appropriate now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral response of “Hi, Chelsea.” It’s real, although. I am addicted to Do it yourself and I’m not worried to say it. I produce a quite new web site referred to as Pinterior Designer where I share how to’s and tales about how I’m bit by bit upgrading my builder essential household a person undertaking at a time. Sadly for my partner, Nate, I Do it yourself on a whim so he’ll often come residence from a trip or a extended working day of operate to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor place with a faux photograph frame design and style. I have figured out that I just cannot handle the outrageous, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not rather confident if he feels the exact way…
At first revealed 1.3.2014 // Updated 3.25.2020