Fabric: Vinyl and an easy DIY for a mid-century vinyl bench

Do you love the look of those benches so popular in mid-century design?  You know, the ones made of shiny vinyl and tufted with lots of buttons? 

 Well, with today’s affordable vinyl and a simply DIY tutorial from Janine Ross of Salvage Love blog, you can recreate this look for your own home.  The clean lines of mid century furniture design make it possible to incorporate this furniture into any interior design style.  Use this bench as a coffee table as shown or place it at the foot of the bed for a comfortable spot to tie your shoes.  It is the perfect size for use in an entryway to catch your visitors coats and purses.

Vinyl is a durable and easy to care for fabric.  It wipes clean with a damp cloth and can withstand the wear and tear of daily use.  Best of all, it is available in a rainbow of colors.  So go ahead and try a bright and cheerful color in the entryway or choose a subtle neutral for the bedroom.  There is even vinyl that mimics the look of alligator, snakeskin, ostrich and other exotic species such as emu and stingray for those of you looking for something a bit more sophisticated yet still affordable.

Other uses for vinyl include a tufted headboard, breakfast room banquette and bar stools…all easy DIY projects.