$15 / 15 Minute Project Link Party!

Happy Monday, Internet!  If you’re like me, you have the day off work today.  Bank holidays are a glorious thing.

Me and my girls from the DIY Action Squad (DIYAS for short) are ready to party today!

DIY action squad

Whoever said Monday wasn’t a party day, never met the DIYAS.  Partying on Mondays is so fetch.

As you remember, we decided that our projects would be $15 (or less) and could be completed in 15 minutes.

To be honest, this was a project I struggled with.  I’m not into quickies.  But I AM into makeshift temporary art.  As you know, we are planning a big living room/dining room/kitchen reno.  However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t have temporary art for my living room, right?

 I had some old canvases  with yellow chevron fabric from my ugly old bedroom.  And I also had some new ikat fabric that was sitting in a closet, waiting for a last minute craft project.

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No-Sew Cushion

If you’ve come for an update on the barn doors, I have disappointing news for you.  We have run into more issues.  It is a literal hang up.  Hopefully I will have a detailed post for you tomorrow.  We’ll see!

Who is the laziest person you know?  If you answered Mekenzie Burton Crowder, you are right.  I like using power tools.  To some a sewing machine is a power tool.  To me… it takes too long to sew a cushion cover bigger than the size of a twin mattress.  I’ve become quite fond of hot glue lately.  Heck, I wielded a whole upholstered chair project with hot glue.  It only seemed fitting that the cushion for the nook would be constructed using hot glue.  It went down like this:

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How to Make an Ottoman Bench

How to Make an Ottoman Bench in 5 Steps

Total Time:  3 1/2 hrs.
Total Cost:  Just under $50

I really wanted a bench with a cushion to go at the end on our bed.  Something comfy we could sit on while we put our shoes on.  I looked online for AGES, but all I found were really generic things that didn’t really match my taste or decor.  So as always the solution was: DIY.  I didn’t use any pattern to sew the cushion cover, so it got a little tricky at times, but totally doable.  Here is the end product.

Hot to make a really easy ottoman bench

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