TO DIY: reupholster a bench

When I moved into my Washington, D.C., apartment, my landlord had left an assortment of quirky furniture for me (including a bright red lacquer/glass tchotchke cabinet). This ugly bench was left in the bedroom, but quickly proved so functional that I couldn’t throw it out. However, my bedroom has floral prints and bright colors, and the deep, dark velour red and black did not exactly tie it all together. I found this bright and cheery large chevron fabric on Etsy, and was surprised how easy it was to reupholster the bench!

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