Ken Wingard is taking an ordinary bench and updating its look using burlap.


  • Upholstered bench
  • Burlap
  • Stencils
  • Stenciling brush
  • Paint
  • Staple gun
DIY Burlap Benches - Home & Family


1. Remove seat from bench.

2. Paint base of bench if necessary.

3. Cut burlap a few inches larger than cushion to be recovered.

4. If burlap is wide weave, use two pieces layered on top of each other.

5. Pull burlap around cushions and staple into place.

6. Trim off excess.

7. Use stencils and paint to add decorative details to seat.

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