Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bench Love

I found this tired old bench/stool for just a few bucks. I loved her legs and the unusual kidney shaped seat.  What I didn't like was she was pretty beat up and her fabric seat had been covered in plastic that was coming apart.





But she had great bones and she was solid!




After removing a million staples, I found out the seat was supported with leather straps that were cracked and some broken. So Mr. C cut some wood to fit and put in several supports.



I already had the fabric from another project which I love! I painted her a deep black, added new foam to her new wood seat, new batting and the fabric. She turned out better than I had imagined.



 Isn't she a doll? Now to find her a new home.






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26 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great transformation! Love the fabric!

Hugs,
Debbie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks really nice! You did a great job!

Vee said...

That looks great, better than ever actually, I'm sure.

GrandmaK said...

Beautifully done!!! You are very talented! Wishing you well! Cathy

Pondside said...

She may have had great bones, but your hard work and imagination brought her to life!

Lorrie Orr said...

Fun piece. You've done well.

Etcetorize said...

Great makeover! I love the fabric you chose. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Jessica - Green PBnJs said...

That's beautiful, LOVE the fabric!! -Jessica

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a a sweet little seat! love its new look!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Love, love, love it! Great job!!! ~ Judy

Full Circle Creations said...

Just adorable! Great job. The fabric is wonderful. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Becolorful said...

Such a great on trend look. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am coming to think that you are very good at taking a sad piece and turning it into a real beauty! Great transformation! Thanks for joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Zachary and Sarah @ HHG said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I struggle with having an eye for stuff like this. You did a fantastic job with it!! New follower here. Yay for being blog friends! Can't wait to see more :)

Jann Olson said...

What a great make over. She's definately a beauty now! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cuup.
Hugs,
Jann

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I do love this re-cycle! Beautiful job with her. found you at Passion Parade Friday Soiree.

Robyn said...

incredible transformation an I love that fabric - great job!! Recycling and upcycling is the way to go!! Hope you have a Passion Parade weekend!

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I know the perfect place for her ... My House!!! :) I just love the shape and the way you revamped it is just amazing! Thank you for sharing it at The "Sunday Stop"!
Hugs,
Bj

Kammy's Korner said...

oh wow, so elegant looking!

Debt Free Mommy said...

It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog! Please come by and link up your spaces with Making Space Mondays link party #10. I hope to see you there at www.debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com! -Tabitha

Stacey said...

She can come live at my home :o)
Just pretty as can be!
Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This turned out so pretty! I love the shape and the fabric! Thanks for sharing it with us this week!

Take care,

Trish

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So cute, and you did a great transformation! I also love the fabric. It looks better than it did originally. You were meant to have it! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Britni@Hubby Made Me said...

What a great makeover! You did a really great job and I love how it turned out. Thank you so much for sharing this at my Throwback Thursday party and I hope to see you again this week!

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Margaret,

You are being featured tomorrow on The "Sunday Stop". Stop by and pick up my NEW featured button!
Hugs,
Bj

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I goofed! I remade the featured button to reflect what it should say so drop by and get the New one. LOL These things happen to help me remember that I don't have it all together like I think I do :)
Hugs,
BJ