Remember a few months back when I delved into “crafting” by making over my dining table and chairs? Well friends the crafting high only lasts for so long, I had to get another fix.
And by fix, I really mean getting a bench and turning it from fugly to fabulous!
This little bench started out as an old maroon burlap looking thing. The material was scratchy and the spider webs underneath were a sign that this bench had seen better days.
That was until I stumbled upon it in the clearance area of one of my favorite Antique malls here in Columbus, GA. I knew it would be mine, and I knew it would be fabulous when I was done with it.
The beautification process was super easy.
1. Pop the cushion off [by unscrewing it from underneath]
2. Sand the wooden part of the bench
3. Apply two coats of your desired paint color
4. Pick a fun fabric, cut it to size, and staple around the cushion
5. Re-screw cushion back into bench
I’m so excited about my new project that it’s inspiring even more makeover projects for our bedroom. I can’t even wait to start on our bedroom nightstands that will match the grey paint on the bench.
We happened to go furniture shopping last weekend, and I spied a bench similar in size in an outlet furniture store for roughly $150. I’m happy to say that my bench came in under $50, and that is including the bench, paint, sandpaper, and fabric.
Don’t be afraid to test your crafty [or your non-crafty] skills. It’s such an amazing accomplishment to know that I transformed that bench into something beautiful and useful!
Happy crafting friends!