Banquette: How to build an upholstered panel

In part 1 of my dining room makeover, I showed you how I built my banquette bench. This is part 2, where I complete my banquette bench by making an upholstered wall panel – the  nice thing about this project is that you can use the same steps to build a DIY upholstered headboard. In part 3 of the makeover, I build wall panels finished with grasscloth to surround the banquette - they bring some architectural interest to the room and also provide a place to hang DIY wall sconces I made. 

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  1. Chantal

    Bonjour de Québec! Wow! I’m going to use this to make myself the “prettyest” headboard ever. Your banquette is lovely. Can’t wait to see the back panel. A+

    • Isabelle

      Bonjour Chantal! Merci, glad you like it and yes, it’s also an easy way to make a headboard :)

  2. Fatiah

    HEllo Isabelle!

    I am a big fan of your apartment engineering Ideas. I think your awesome! I have a couple of questions for you regarding creating the banquette with upholster headboard. I was wondering should I use high gloss or semi gloss paint on bench and also what kind of thread to use for the tufted button? Please advise.

    Sincerely and thank you

    • Isabelle

      Hi Fatiah! Thank you, that’s so nice of you to say! The type of paint is really up to your preference. I like the high gloss but semi-gloss looks very nice as well. I used waxed upholstery thread (here’s the link: http://bit.ly/1ErSVfz). Hope this helps and that you’ll share pics of your project! Isabelle

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