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Classroom In Progress: Pinterest Bench- Monday Made It!


My Pinterest inspired bench and my first Monday Made It! 

I made this Monday I promise! I just got totally busy last night and couldn't post :(

I have been drooling over these benches on Pinterest for awhile, and you can find this type of bench all over the place, but my go to tutorial was at Grade 2 Happenings !
Foam from Jo-Ann (I don't usually shop there because it's expensive, but I had a coupon!)

Adorable owl from Pier 1, I was in LOVE just like in the commercials I felt like he was talking to me. 
I picked up the great chevron fabric at Hobby Lobby!

Shelf board from Lowe's, 15 X 48

Milk crates from The Container Store. It was HIGHLY recommended to use REAL milk crates, and these are very sturdy, not like the ones you can buy at Walmart/Target/Etc... $6.99 each

Zip Tied together *I knew that huge box of zip ties I bought would come in handy one day!

I stapled the fabric over the foam onto the board. I had to go out and get a heavy duty staple gun, my wimpy lightweight one wouldn't cut it!

Fabric bins from Target, and yes, that is Skippy Jon Jones chillin' with the owl. I got him at Kohl's :) I may teach middle school, but no one can resist the cuteness of him!

Can I confess something? The amount of money I ended up spending on the crates, foam, and board, was almost equal to a really cute bench I saw at Target by Cubeicals.


 However, I had so much fun making it I don't care :) Enjoy!

If you stop by please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

11 comments:

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    1. I love the owls on your blog. The bench is so cute too with the target baskets underneath. I was thinking of making the crate seats I have been seeing, but I like the bench idea more. Thanks for sharing. :)

      Janna
      Fabulous Finch Facts

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    2. Thanks, Perrine! I was so excited to find a grey chevron duck cloth! :) Thanks for visiting!

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    3. Janna, I want to make the seats too! If I have extra time before summer ends I may make some of those too! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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    4. First of all that owl is a "hoot". I love the way the bench turned out. Thanks for the tips on making a successful bench.

      Jill
      Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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    5. Jill,

      Thanks! I am totally in love with that owl, so cute! Glad you stopped by and for the feedback :)

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  2. I think your bench is adorable! Thanks for linking up:) I have wanted that owl forever!!! He's too cute!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  3. Jen,

    I love it! I think it will be my next make it Monday. I have extra milk crates laying around and some foam. So now I just need to go get a board and some fabric and I will put my magic to work. This was seriously just the inspiration I needed!

    Hope
    Teachingwhope.blogspot.com

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  4. I really like this version better than the individual cube seats...... I thinking about doing this as a listening center and not doing the cushion on the top board...just cute material or contact paper (gotta be cute!). thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love your crate bench!

    Jennifer
    Grade 2Happenings

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  6. wow!!! what a great idea!
    I want & need some of those milk crates! They would make awesome extra storage!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks for stopping by! JW