Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Banquette Seating Part 1

My husband and I have been slowly making changes to our home.  One of the things we wanted to do was build some banquette seating in our kitchen. When we have everyone home we have 13 people (14 with my mil).  Here is a picture of some of us playing a game at Christmas.  Please ignore the crappy picture.

  We were trying to come up with a way to create more seating
 for all of us and decided to do banquette seating. 
 So my handy hubby got to work.  

Here is a picture of the space before the seating was added.

He started with building a base for the cupboards with 2 x 4's cut to his measurements.

We used 4 hickory kitchen cupboards 3- 15 x 30 and 1- 15 x 36 and placed them on the 2 x 4's.

He then placed 1/2 " plywood cut to fit on the cabinets.

The next step was adding wainscoting to the walls.

He then added the chair rail to the wainscoting.

Painted the plywood and wainscoting and chair rail black.

Total Cost: $550.00 (not counting the cushions) 
Total Time:  12 hours

I'll show you Part 2 when we get the cushions.  We are having them made professionally so that they will hold up with our whole clan on them.  :) And then redo the floor!

We made a $40.00 Farm House Table.  You can find it  HERE:

I linked up to these parties:

Today's Creative BlogTip Junkie handmade projects
The Girl Creative


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

That's amazing! Tell your husband job well done. Well done indeed!



P.S. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Also, you came through as a "no-reply" blogger. There is a fix under your Blogger settings for that ...

Barb Camp said...

Linda, thanks so much! I was really pleased with how it turned out. Thanks also for the heads up on the "no-reply" setting. There is so much to learn as a new blogger!!! If you have any good sites please share. Have a great night!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Great info on how to make the seating! So fun to be featured with you at tt&j. :) I'm pinning this for future reference...and I see your reply to my buddy Linda above. If you have ANY blogging questions just shout. I'm only 5 months old but know the learning curve is steep, I'll help where ever I can.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thanks for the comment! I hadn't even seen I was featured until your comment. I LOVE your filing cabinet redo. Decoupaging is one of my favorite things to do. I will probably hit you up for some blogging advice. Have a great Easter!!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Pinning it now, I love this tutorial. My sister and i have been getting ready to build one (with our dad's help) at her house in the next month or so. Thanks!


Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Glad you liked it. It seemed pretty easy to me but of course I didn't do any of it. Share a picture of yours when your done. Barb

Jami said...

I am pinning this to my to-do list. I have been wanting to build banquette seating too because our table is eating up all the floor space in our little room. Thank you for posting the pictures of the project as it went along. That's very helpful.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Jami, If you make some banquette seating send me a picture. I'd love to see what you do. Thanks for commenting!! Have a great night.

Scornie said...

Would love to see the cushions final photo! We are going to make some now in our dining room too!

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a great use of space! Can't wait to see the cushions!!
Another great use of color.

Michelle Johnnie said...

Great idea. I love that you use pre-made cabinets. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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