Just to give you an idea of what the table actually looks like, here is the image provided by Wayfair. As you can see it has nifty little storage bins - great for storing things like gloves, hats, & shoes.
GiftCards.com provided a $50 giftcard to use for the project. Once the giftcard arrived, I went to work on the challenge.
My goal for the piece was to paint it and add tufting. Once I determined the placement of the holes for the tufting I lightly sanded the surfaces and began painting. Because the table is laminate, I used my favorite primer Zinsser. The final color is one of my favorite grays, Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. I painted all the pieces before assembling which I believe made the project a little easier to manage.
Some of the other items I used were a long needle (This was the closest thing I could find to an upholstery needle - not good.), fabric covered buttons (I returned these for larger 1" because you can only cram so much fabric into the 5/8" buttons), and nylon thread for buttons.
The tufted portion of the bench is made of a 3" thick piece of foam wrapped in quilt batting. The layers go like this: table top, 3" foam, quilt batting, fabric. This is a job for more than one person. So fortunately I had extra hands to help hold things in place. Using a very long needle, I came up through the drilled holes in the bottom of the table, through all the layers and threaded a fabric covered button. Then went back down through the layers. I did this
Here is the final result.
If you would like to check out more of the DIY projects, Wayfair has started a pinboard to showcase them all.