As promised, I’m going to show you the progress on the banquette seating as of today.
I can’t tell you how much I wrestled with the design of this seat back. I wanted tufting (I thought), but traditional deep tufting just looked too…well…traditional. Too dressy for this space.
So then I thought I would do a simple tufting…possibly diamond or square. And even though the majority of you voted for diamonds in Friday’s poll, in my mind, I just couldn’t seem to make it work. With all of the lines it would create, in addition to all of the lines already in the space, I could just see it ending up looking way too busy–something like this:
See what I mean about all of the lines? It makes me feel anxious, which is the exact opposite of what a home should do.
And while the square tufting lost by a large margin on Friday’s poll, there were a few of you who were pretty adamant that I should do square tufting. I almost went for it, but there’s just something about the squares also that didn’t feel quite right.
In the end, I just decided that I was trying to force the whole “tufting” idea, and I abandoned it completely.
So what did I end up with?
The absolute simplest, most streamlined look possible, and I love it! The seat cushion isn’t made yet. I’m actually going to pawn that off on allow my mom to make that for me so that she can experience the joy of being involved in this project. 😀
But here’s the seat back. You’ll just have to imagine the white seat cushion there. The back will be mounted two inches off of the seat so that the cushion can just tuck up underneath the upholstered back. Until I get it mounted, it’s just resting on a 2 x 2 piece of wood. (And as you can see, caulking around the tile is still on the “to do” list.) 🙂
And do you remember how plain the banquette seat was originally?
I added some trim to the edge of the top and along the bottom to add some detail and beef it up a bit.
That’s the progress so far. Now if only I could find a gorgeous (but cheap) table to use in the space!
This one’s from Pottery Barn, and a wee bit out of my price range. 😀 But I just love that rich stained wood. A girl can dream, right?
Hope you have a fabulous day!
**I’m linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch, DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land, Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage, and Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge.