Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Striped Bench



I found this piano bench a few months ago and it has been siting in my workshop for awhile waiting......  
Before:


As you can see it had some issues but also has good lines.  I didn't want to fix the veneer problems and wanted to make a padded bench so I pulled out some foam and cut it to size.  I next picked out my fabric and decided to go with a beachy blue striped heavy upholstery fabric that I had in my stash.  I mixed up creamy white
home-made chalk paint and painted the bench.  After distressing a little I waxed. 




 I nailed shut the bunch so the top would not move.  After gluing on the foam with spray adhesive I got to upholstering the bench.  When it was done I thought it needed something else for interest and I love pom poms so I added them to the bench.  


















I like how it turned out!

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16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful make-over! Darrielle you have such beautiful vision and you make it all come true. Love it!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you Gigi!! What a great compliment-you made my day!

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  2. That is so so cute. I love it- especially when you can remake something where the veneer is wrecked. Perfect job on this piece! xo Diana

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  3. Thank you Diana--I love pom poms and the beach so it just seemed like the right thing to do.

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  4. Your bench turned out beautifully! I love the paint technique - it's perfect for the style of the bench. The pompoms were a wonderful unexpected finish ~ great job!

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  5. Love it! It looks beachy and great for summer!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I love by the beach so it seemed like the thing to do

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  6. Very pretty, Darrielle. The pom poms are a great touch. I have so many upholstering projects and I keep saying tomorrow I will do it and that tomorrow never come.

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    1. Thank you Victoria--I have more upholstery projects to do too--I hate taking out the stapes so I put them off all the time!

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