Bench Cover

Nate's mom gave us this bench....

Unfortunately it didn't really go with the rest of our bedroom...

She really does have good taste.  I swear.

I debated on how to cover the bench.  It sat in my sewing room for several months.  I just couldn't decide what to do with it.

I thought about reupholstering it but then I came up with the idea for a cover.  I like easy. 
Covers are easy....if you don't end up in a battle with your sewing machine....stupid sewing machine.

I ordered this fabric from amazon.  Grey fabric is incredibly hard to find.

The bench is 53" wide, 18" tall, and 18" deep.

I cut three 54"x19" rectangles (top, front panel, back panel) and two 19"x19" squares (side pieces).

I then sewed the pieces together.  I'm not great at sewing so there will be not be a detailed "how to". I used what little common sense that I have to sew the pieces together.  I have no idea what my seam allowance was.  I was just trying to keep my line straight while still making the cover fit the bench. I just "Make it work!" (love Tim Gunn)

My sewing machine and I had a disagreement after I had finished sewing the sides together. 
I still needed to hem the bottom edges but just couldn't handle the it sat unhemmed in our bedroom for about a month...because I'm awesome.

I finally got around to waging war on my sewing machine hemming it this week-end and we now have a pretty bench cover...

A bench cover that fits in a little better....

What do you think?  Should I take the cover off and leave that beautiful floral pattern?
On an unrelated note, does anyone have a tailored bed skirt that they like? Do share!

Blizzard Warning Week-end

A Blizzard Warning for the entire state of Iowa equals a lot of time trapped indoors.  Good time to work on some projects. Here's some of what we worked on!

End table on sale at Hobby Lobby.  Liked the black but not for the location we wanted to place it in.

After.  Looks lighter here.  Might need some destressing..still deciding. And yes, it needs centered.

Quilt for my niece due on Dec. 24th.  Still needs tied

Sugar cookies!!  Headed to the freezer.  Will frosten next week-end!

Busy week ahead!

We both have lots of projects to finish up at work before taking most of next week off.  Ike has obedience school graduation on Tuesday night (cross your fingers that he passes).  We also need to finish up Christmas shopping sometime.  Nate's work party is Friday night.  And we're hosting a party on Sunday night so there is the preparation for that.  Even though this time of year is hectic, we wouldn't have it any other way!!