Confession time... I did not like that bench I made from a coffee table. I wrote in my post that I thought the tufting wasn't tight enough. I also kept looking at it and thinking "BLAH".
This is what it looked like the first time around...
The former fabric was beautiful but just not quite the look I wanted for the bench. I decided to take the entire thing apart. I removed the buttons (yep - I can use them somewhere else) and took out all the staples. Look at the pile of staples! Wow!
I had bought this fabric to use for throw pillows on the bed - isn't it a great fabric? It has that ikat look about it. It's exactly what I wanted for the bench, a little pop of color that pulls the blues out of the other parts of the room. It was much easier to cover this time because I didn't tuft anything. I just pulled the fabric tight and stapled it using my staple gun.
A little trick... it was really square on the corners so I used the gun to make a tuck with a staple to give it a little form. I pushed it in with my finger (centered) and without stapling my finger, I stapled it right there - I think it makes it look more "custom" for lack of a better descriptive word.
This is a finial from an old curtain rod that I loved. I repurposed it as a knob for the bench drawer.
Now I'm happy!
I think it turned out great, even if it took a couple of tries to get it there!