Room Renovation: Office Week 5
Can you believe we are 1 week away from our office reveal?! I don’t know if I am excited like yay or excited like I may throw up… Regardless its almost here ready or not! Thankfully, we are basically ready. Room renovation for the office during week 5 was busy but definitely the easiest so far!
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My goals for this week were:
- DIY Bench Cushion
- DIY Hot Pink Office Chair Cushion
- Put Together Desk/Chair
- Tackle the Closet Storage
I always like to overload my list of to do’s because I tell myself I work best under pressure. The truth is I work the same but reward my self constantly with ice cream because I’m “under pressure” and therefore allowed to splurge between to do items. It’s a flawed system sure, but hey find what works for you!
I did pretty well on completing these tasks, here’s a look at what I got accomplished:
- DIY Bench Cushion– Complete! I ordered my fabric from Michaels & it arrived super quick so this was the first task I completed. I should warn you here that how I created this bench cushion is in no way the professional or possibly even the right way. However, it was super simple, I was able to use materials I mostly already had, & it was extremely budget friendly! If you are a professional seamstress or bench cushion maker I warn you to skip to task 2 because you will not like what you see! For the rest of us who are all about the easy way here we go!
- Foam (I used these two 1 inch thick pieces)
- Glue Gun
- Board (plywood or another thin board)
- Staple Gun
- First I measured my bench area and got the length & width for the cushion (I know you would think I had these measurements ingrained in my brain after week 3 but sadly I’m not that awesome). Once I got my measurements I ordered my fabric with an extra 6 inches added to each side so that I would have plenty of room to fold over the foam & all that.
- Next, I surveyed what extra pieces of scrap I had for the base of the cushion. I ended up using 2 extra pegboard pieces I had that were currently doing nothing so I decided why not. They were thin enough & about the length I needed. If you are buying your base I suggest a thin piece of plywood. Cheap is fine because you are covering it with fabric anyways!
- Then I laid my foam on top of the board and cut it so it was just slightly larger than my board. I used two of these 1-inch pieces & hot glued them on top of one another.
- After that, I set the foam on the board & wrapped the batting around it, hot gluing it in place. You could also use a fabric adhesive spray instead of glue.
- Once my board, foam, & batting layer were all attached I set them on top of my fabric, foam side down. I cut my fabric so I had enough to wrap around my foam pieces.
Then, I got to folding & stapling the fabric to the board. Be sure to pull the fabric tight so it will have a smooth face. When I got to the ends I wrapped the fabric like I would a present to get pretty corners. And that’s it, easy peasy DIY bench cushion!Ta Da! I am very pleased with this DIY cushion, It’s nice & comfy just ask my product testers. I am so happy to have this item checked off my to-do list!
- Hot Pink Office Chair Cushion: I just followed the same steps above for this cushion. It was even easier than the bench cushion plus I have enough fabric left over for some DIY buffalo check dinner napkins, score!
- Put Together Desk/Chair: Check & check! I can’t wait for yall to see them… at the reveal of course!
- Tackle Closet Storage: Big fail! I did not make it to this project this week, for two reasons. Number 1 Alabama football was on & I really love the chips & dip that goes with football Saturdays, it can all be very distracting. Number 2 I have no clue how I want to use the space now that I have so much storage with the built-in bookcases & bench done. I think I want a pegboard for tools & some storage for my wreaths but that’s as far as I got.
I have one week left before the big reveal! Heres a recap of what I have left to do!
Heres the To Do List so far:
Built-in bookcases & bench around the windows New light fixture(actually I just spray painted an old one!) Paint file cabinet (ill show you this in week 4!) DIY canvas art Repurpose old trunk into storage
- Closet shelving/organization
Paint the walls Command center with calendar/whiteboard/file holder etc Reupholster hot pink chair seat DIY dry erase board & frame Bench cushion (the fabric is in!) Trim window
Not too bad if I do say so myself! I just have to finish the closet storage & add a few small things before the reveal! I can’t wait for yall to see it come together next week! Leave me a note with any questions, comments, or your own DIY office project photos. Have a blessed week!