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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!


  1. Replies
    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. :)

      Fabulous Finch Facts

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

    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 :)

    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.


    5. Jill,

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

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

    4th Grade Frolics

  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!


  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.

  5. Love your crate bench!

    Grade 2Happenings

  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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