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Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Quick and Easy Piano Bench Upholstery

Quick and Easy Piano Bench Upholstery

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I’ve been wanting to do something with our boring uncomfortable piano bench for a while. See how unappealing it looks — needs a cushion, right? This project was oh so simple and can be replicated with practically any bench, stool or chair.

For supplies, all you need is some fabric, foam, a sharp knife, a pen, and a staple gun. First, I removed the seat from the bench, then placed it on top of the foam (purchased at Hancock Fabrics) to figure out the size needed. I used a pen to outline the shape.

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I used a sharp bread knife to cut the foam — works much better than scissors.

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For the fabric, I wanted something gray and velvety but couldn’t find any at the fabric store. so I bought this faux fur for $2.50. Cheap enough that if I get sick of the fur, I can always replace with something else later.

On the floor I stacked the fur, foam and bench seat and figured out how much excess fabric I would need to secure to the seat — about 5 inches around.

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I also cut out notches for the hinges that secure the seat to the bench.

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After cutting the fabric, I started stapling around.

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I flipped it over and then screwed the seat back onto the bench.

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In all this took about 15 minutes.

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With the thick foam, the piano is much easier for this young musician to crank out the tunes, just like I did when I was his age.

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