Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Three Dollar Bench

This is another of my thrifty finds where the true beauty was hidden. I didn't take any before pictures because my friend at me over to paint this lovely with some Annie Stone chalk paint and I was so excited that I forgot the camera and before I even remembered that I hadn't taken the pictures she was painted and ready to be glazed! So let me tell you how she looked. She was dark brown and had a red, white and blue piece of fabric safety pined on the cushion and ricked of cig. smell. No wonder they only wanted $3.00 for her! I do have these pictures of what was under the fabric and of course her coming out pictures!

Under the vinyl was a felt pad.

You ladies that can upholster I'm so impressed with you. It is much harder than I thought to get the corners right.

Not to bad for my first time cutting the foam and recovering something!

Pretty snazzy for a sewing machine bench!

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think.


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  1. Love your bench! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!!


  2. OMGoodness, I love that bench. I have one very similar, waiting for me to re-do. Love what you did. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get mine done. Karie

  3. Pretty darn cute, especially for a first timer! The fabric with the white is darling@

  4. Good job! I haven't tried the chalk paint, but everything I see painted with it looks fabulous.Like your choice of fabric too.