An upholstered bench is a perfect idea for a mudroom, a bedroom or almost any other space, so let’s make a cozy one. The supplies are a piece of wood, 4 tapered legs, 4 mounting plates, foam, batting, home decor fabric, a staple gun and staples, a drill, a level, scissors, tape measure and a pencil. First, do all of the terrible measuring and math-ing to figure out where the legs would be. This is key because you don’t want to upholster everything first, only to realize that there are two layers of fabric right where one of the mounting plates needs to be. Mark everything with a pencil. Read what to do next here.