Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lack Storage Bench Hack

I decided to update my hallway so I converted my Lack Storage unit into a seating bench.

First I removed the top panel and inner shelf dividers. 
I left the bottom panel attached to the lower unit.

I made "doors" to cover the front openings out of Fiberboard, painted them white, and attached them  using self closing cabinet hinges.


 I then laid the fabric face down over the bench
 used 1/2" thick foam padding and folded it over so there were 4 layers

I laid the original top panel of the unit over it all

stretched the fabric up and over the edges, and used a staple gun to attach them to the panel

I flipped it over and aligned it with the base.

Since the opening in the back can be seen from the stairwell, I stapled fabric to cover it up

Added some decorative pillows.... DONE!

1 comment:

  1. This hack looks easy enough to do! And it's a good way to repurpose your piece of furniture in the house so that you don't have to spend too much money on a new storage unit or whatever! After a bit of upholstering, you can't even tell it used to be something else!