Feb 3, 2014

BENCH UP CYCLE

While my mother-in-law was cleaning out her mother's basement, she found this bench and thought of me so she asked if I wanted it. I thought-a free piece of furniture with 100% potential?-Yes please! It was a pretty quick transformation because the bench was in good shape-it just had been used quite a bit. I unscrewed the cushion and replaced the material with a wool/flannel fabric. I just stapled the fabric to the bottom of the seat. Then I sanded the bench and stained it a dark walnut. When the stain dried, I taped off the legs, covered up the rest of the chair and spray painted the bottom of the legs gold. 

And that was it. Not too much work for a bench that looks completely brand new! And it was free because I had everything I needed already-I just love those types of projects! Maybe you should go digging around your grandma's basement to see if she's ready to part with some hidden treasures :)

7 comments:

  1. It's so fun being able to create something beautiful out of something old. If I had more room in my house I'd be doing this all the time!!

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow!! This is an impressive transformation!! Doesn't even look like the same piece. Great job.

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  3. This is beautiful! Great job :) I love the yellow ... Thanks for sharing, Erin

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  4. This is fantastic!

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives}

    Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room!

    Simply login and click "add a project" on your profile page to get started. {yep I've got your back!}
    ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
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  5. Boy o boy o boy, fabulous transformation! You have a lovely blog, it held me right from the creative header, your newest follower is here :) Found you through Tip Junkie.

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