Life Love Larson: Bench Makeover


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bench Makeover

While I was in Chicago recently, my Mom purchased a really cute bench for $10 at a church yard sale.  She decided to put it in a spot in her entry/foyer.  Of course, I love a good project and makeover, so we quickly got to work before I left!   This is the final product (sent via cell phone)!

Unfortunately, I don't have a before shot, but you get the idea.  Smaller scale bench, dark wood, and removable seat cushion.  Here is my Mom painting away!

The paint color we chose was Geyser by Martha Stewart.  We chose that color after picking out this fabric at JoAnn's.

This fabric was $24.99/yard, we got it for 50% off, and we only needed 1/2 yard.  Total fabric cost was around $6.

This was a family project as my Mom painted, and my Dad removed the previous fabric on the bench.  Above are the supplies we used to recover the bench.

The burlap was already in place, so the seat did not need any additional batting.  I find it is always easier to have a second set of hands to help keep the fabric in place while stapling.  Especially with those pesky corners!

This project did not take long because we had 3 people helping!  How cute is little bench??  I wanted to bring it back to TX with me!  I know my mom is now on the hunt for a cute little pillow to place in the corner.

And now, Mom, you can, MUST recover your dining room chairs!  You can do it!  

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  1. The bench is did a fab job!!

  2. Love it! I used the same fabric to recover my dining chairs :o)

  3. Love your fabric choice. The bench looks great.

  4. Oh my goodness!! How gorgeous! Would love to have you link this up at my brand new turquoise linky party!! ;) Hope to see ya there.

  5. This turned out so darling!! I absolutely love it! I love the fabric with the blue paint! I would love it if you would come link this up to my link party!

    xoxo, Ashley J @

  6. I love the fabric and paint color you choose- the bench is so cute! I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

  7. That turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing. - Jess at OlyMomma

  8. SO happy you linked this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! Hope to have you back again soon!