I needed tons of extra seating for a last minute Halloween party I decided to have and came up with a cheap and fast solution. Here's what you'll need:
- 8+ buckets (4-5 gallon)
- Table cloth, sheet or blanket
- Couch cushions or large pillows
I happened to score a bunch of 4 gallon pales from an ad on Craigslist for $1 each, but you can find 5 gallon buckets at home depot. They're called "Homer" buckets and come in a 5-pack for $11.70.
The tablecloth cost me $1 from the 99 cent store (thanks Q Bargain!). And the cushions are the back cushions from my couch. I just replaced the back cushions on my couch with decorative pillows.
Step 1: Arrange Buckets
Arrange the buckets, open side down, in the area you need seating. I spaced mine apart about 5-8 inches since my cushions are pretty big.
Step 2: Drape cloth
Drape the tablecloth over the buckets and tuck any excess material underneath the buckets. I made sure to smooth out the wrinkles to make it lay nice and even.
Step 3: Add cushions
Lay the cushions on top and adjust the buckets and cover to desired attractiveness. Stand back and admire your lounge-seating-to-go!
Total cost: $9.00!