My Pinterest Challenge Winter Edition: Bench Cushion
The Backstory: The second that I read about this challenge on both Katie Bower and Sherry Petersik’s blogs, I called Liz immediately and told her that we would have a blast doing this Winter’s Pinterest Challenge. It was especially important to me since the last time these ladies held a challenge, I was unable to join in on the fun. Well, I almost missed this time around as well!
When they first announced the challenge, I went out and purchased my supplies that very night.
I was so proud of myself for being so proactive. Also, this challenge had come at the perfect time. My mom had just asked me to make her a bench cushion for her wicker trunk. She and I immediately went shopping for the perfect fabric (the vision: something fresh and fun) and I began my project that very night.
Before I started, I needed to glue some of the foam form together to better fit the exact dimensions of the trunk, so I got to cutting (with a box cutter since the foam was so thick) and gluing. Then, I laid out the fabric to begin the painful cutting and pinning process. Since I decided to do this like I had imagined a superhero had (clearly) I chose not to find a template. I know, I’m such a daredevil.
After I pinned everything, I went to bed. I thought I was ahead of the game since I knew that I would have a jam packed weekend ahead of me. But, I was certain that I would be able to bang out the rest of the project two days before the deadline. That would give me plenty of time to spare!
Well, I woke up quite the little sickling. Yet somehow, between coughing, sneezing, body aches,a headache and a slight fever, I was able to trudge along slowly and come through with my bench cushion project!
The Final Product:
1.333 yards of fabric: $13.33 (originally $26.65 but I had a nice 50% of coop)
3 sets of buttons: $1.25 each (one of which was rung up with a 50% off coupon $-.63)
1 bag of piping: $3.99
3 packages of foam: originally $10.99 each but rung up at 50% off for $5.50 each
I actually got really lucky and the cashier applied my 50% off coupon to most everything in my cart! How often does that happen?!
Grand Total: $36.94 + tax
Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!
Want to see how Liz’s project turned out? Her Jewelry Storage & Display How-To can be found here.
Did you guys get to take part in the (totally unofficial) Pinterest Challenge? Feel free to link to your projects in the comments below! We’d love to see your masterpieces!