The next step to adding some color to the basement is in this coffee table that I picked up last summer for $1! It was funny because when I offered the girl a dollar for it, her and her friend were high-fiving like they were happy to be pawning it off. I was pumped as it was my 4th or 5th $1 coffee table of the summer. It was pretty beat up but I liked the legs.
In August I picked up a swatch of this "Glamis Spa" from fabric.com and instantly fell in love with it. Then it went discontinued and I had to pay way too much for it ($13.98/yd). That's what I get for waiting 6 months to order it.
So then when my friend Stephanie came for coffee last week I fed her some delicious lunch and convinced her to stay for some upholstering! (sneaky huh??) What a friend.
There's a million tutorials on how to upholster a bench, so I'll just show you the finished product. I'm in love! Maybe someday I'll stain the legs dark, but for now it works with the futon. I also love how it brings a ton of pattern and color to my very bare basement.