– Cot bed with removable sides – Paint – Waterproof fabric for your mattress & cushions – Old cushion or pillow filling. – Bag webbing for ties (optional) – Sewing Machine – Zippers
Step 1: Remove one side of the cot
The cot bed I used for my garden bench is designed to be converted to a junior bed, so it doesn’t rely on the two slated sides to hold it up or steady it.
Step 2: Paint (Optional)
This next step is completely optional if you like the colour and finish of your cot as it is.
Step 3: Sew your Mattress Cover
To turn my cot bed into a garden bench I reused the existing cot bed mattress as the seat pad for my bench.
Step 4: Sew your Cushion Covers
I wanted a super comfy bench so I decided on 4 cushions. Two for the back and one for either end.
Step 5: Fill your Cushions
I used old cushion filling from some couch cushions I wasn’t using to fill the square end cushions and regular bed pillows for the longer back pillows.