Upholstered storage bench – Maybe you have found a lot in a bank at a flea market or second hand store. Everything the bank needs now is a little attention and it will be as good as new. Reupholstering a bank is not really very difficult. Very little is needed, or no sewing. Most banks only have upholstery at the top. This is a great project to do in a weekend. Remove all hardware in the bank cover with the screwdriver. Put the hinges and screws in a ziplock plastic bag to prevent them from getting lost.
Clean the lid of the bench with a damp cloth to remove any dust or other debris. Measure the length and width of the bank lid. Add 6 inches to this measurement to calculate the amount of fabric to buy. Use the exact measurement to buy a piece of foam 1 or 2 inches to fill the bench seat. Cut the decorator fabric from the measurement in step 3.
Place the face of the decorator fabric down on a flat surface. Place the foam centered on the top of the fabric. Place the bench cover on top of the fabric. Make sure the bottom of the lid faces up. Pull the fabric around the edges of the lid and staple it into place. Start on one side of the lid and put in a basic element in the middle to keep it in place. Go to the opposite side of the lid and say another basic element in the middle. Do the same with the other two sides.