If you want a mid century modern bench for your home but don’t have a big budget, just make one yourself! This project is quick and easy to do. It’s simple to make a mid century modern bench with just a handful of supplies. Anyone with a little bit of DIY experience can make a beautiful Mid Century Bench for their home in an afternoon! This bench took about 30 minutes to put together and cost less than $40.
How do you make a mid century modern bench? First, you need to cut your board to your desired length. Then, attach your legs. Lastly, give the top of your bench a coat of semi-gloss paint. It’s quick and easy to make your own DIY mid century bench for your home!
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How To Make a DIY Mid Century Modern Bench
As I was making over my modern master bedroom, I knew I wanted something to go at the end of the bed. Since I was on a major budget, I wanted to come up with an inexpensive and easy way to achieve a mid century look. I love the simple and modern danish look of this bench in our bedroom. Anyone can make a DIY bench with just a few easy steps!
Materials Needed For A Mid Century Bench
Here is what you will need to make a DIY modern bench:
I found these great Mid Century legs on Amazon that were such a great price and so easy to put together. You can choose to have your legs straight or angled. I wanted mine angled, so I got the appropriate metal leg kit.
Instructions For How To Make A DIY Modern Bench
1. Cut your board the length that you want. Then, sand the board.
Since it is going at the end of the bed, I wanted it to be pretty long, but this tutorial would work for a short bench too.
2. Next, attach the metal leg pieces and the screw the legs in place.
The legs are slightly different in tone than the wood and I didn’t think I could stain the wood to match. Although I liked the all wood look for the bench, the two different tones bothered me so I ended up painting the top.
3. Paint the top of the bench, if desired. Use a semi-gloss paint for best results.
I used the same leftover paint that I used for the Bedside Table Makeover and I love how it turned out! I think the white top blends much better with the bed and the rest of the room.
I cannot believe how inexpensive and easy this bench was. I may have to make another one for our living room! You could also make two of these to go with a dining room table or in an entryway, or even upholster the top for a more cushy look.
The bench looks great with the DIY Color Block Art that I made to hang above our bed.
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