I have been trying to get this project done for weeks, and it is finally ready to show you! It all started a few months ago when I bought this iron bench at a garage sale for $5.
See? Pretty cute as is. But I had been looking for a way to "cozy up" my master bathroom. It has ceramic tile, dark wood cabinets and shutters on the windows. I love it, but it feels rather cold. So I had the idea to create a little spa bench. You know, somewhere to sit while I try to reach my legs to put lotion on after the shower, which is getting increasingly difficult as the belly gets in the way!
Around this same time, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a woman who does monogramming out of her home. A few weeks ago, I dropped off a few things for her to work her magic. Above is a cozy white bath towel that I gave her. Can you see where I am going with this?
I wanted to cover the bench in a fluffy white towel so it would be a cozy little addition to my bathroom. But I also wanted the cover to be removable, because (bathroom + permanent fabric + no way to wash it) does not work in my house. This baby needs to be able to go in the washing machine! So no staple guns for this project. Instead, I got iron-on Velcro strips and went to town.
After I affixed the Velcro, I cut the towel to fit and then folded it up like a big Christmas present. And below you can see the results!
I am almost afraid to sit on it, I love it so much! Plus, I adore monograms, and anytime I can figure out how to add a monogram to something, I can't resist! If you enlarge the photo below, you will see that the bottom of the bench is not perfectly trimmed; I have a little more fabric cutting to do. But it still looks pretty cute in my bathroom these days!
Have a great weekend everyone!