26 IT’S A BENCH PRESS!
Refresh a secondhand bench or ottoman with a patchwork of fabrics. Cut rectangles and squares from tablecloths, feed sacks and clothing that share common colours. Allowing extra fabric all around for stapling to the wrong side, stitch the pieces together. Centring the fabric and stretching as you go, staple it to the underside of the bench, alternating between sides as you work. If your bench has a base, piece together a strip long enough to encircle the bench base. Secure it to the inside with more staples.