Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A bench makeover…..


 
Originally I bought this bench for another room in the house.
It didn’t work out quite as I hoped so I decided to use it in the master bedroom instead.
 
bench5
 
Those beautiful legs are what drew me to the piece……and made me loose my mind and cause me to spend waaay too much money for it!!! LOL
When I purchased the bench it looked like this:
 
 
The finish looks much nicer in the picture than it actually was.
I didn’t realize just how rough of shape it was in until I started removing the floral fabric.
 
bench3
 
I opted to touch the finish up with a little stain and applied a dark paste wax and not strip the piece.
 
bench 8

The fabric I used to recover the bench is a buffalo check in linen by P Kaufmann.
The fabric is a really nice weight and can be found here.
I am hoping to reveal the new look in the master bedroom SOON!!!!
Joining the party at:
Hope to see you there!
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20 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh I love the legs on that bench too! I can see why you bought it. The new fabric you chose is beautiful. Can't wait to see the full room reveal!

Stacey said...

I would have been forced to pay too much for that one too. :)

The shape is beautiful and I love the fabric and trim you chose. It's perfect.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a gorgeous piece and I love the fabric too. The legs really are wonderful.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Gorgeous legs! You did a wonderful job recovering it! Love the thick trim that you used!

Judy said...

i'm a sucker for anything buffalo check so i'm in love with that bench and fabric. i have a bench similar to yours that i've been wanting to do something with it and yours has given me some inspiration.

hope you are staying warm...supposed to be 29 degrees here today!

chateau chic said...

I think it is well worth whatever you paid for your gorgeous bench, Des. It's a real beauty with the new upholstery.
Mary Alice

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and love the fabric. Can't wait for the reveal.

Mari said...

Wow Des it turn out gorgeous, you did and awesome job with your bench...I totally adore the fabric you chose for her...just yummy...I'm excited to see how your bedroom turned out...I just know it will be magnificent....

Smiles~
Mari

Gwen said...

GORGEOUS transformation!!!

-Lisa said...

Judging by the looks of it, it was worth every penny!
Very pretty for a bedroom--I love buffalo check.
Fondly,
-Lisa

Gigi Harlan said...

The bench you created is beautiful! It had good bones when you found it but it was your vision and hard work that brought it to life!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Des, that is a beautiful bench. I can see why you were drawn to it. Looking forward to seeing the change..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The bench is gorgeous...I love the wood frame and the beautiful details....it is no wonder it was love at first sight...great choice for the fabric...great job Des...looking forward to your bedroom reveal!

Katie Mansfield said...

It's gorgeous! I love it.

Red Rose Alley said...

Look at the legs on that bench, they're gorgeous. You did a great job making over this bench, and now it has a new home in your bedroom. I like the fabric you chose too.

~Sheri

Junkchiccottage said...

Des,
What a great re love of this bench. So pretty. I love that check pattern too. I cannot wait to see the reveal. I know it will be gorgeous.
Kris

Kammy Wielenga said...

Lovin' the lines on that bench! You did a beautiful job. Would love to have you share this over on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday: http://www.kammyskorner.com/2015/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-link-party-and.html

Burlap Luxe said...

I love the bench, so wish I could find one with this much charm...the fabric is perfect in its neutral ness !
It's amazing what a little change can do for a piece.

You have a bench to love!

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Des, for taking the time to visit me!
Will so return taking in all that you inspire here.

Xx
Dore

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I can totally see why you were drawn to that bench! You had me at those legs! What a beauty! Love the fabric and trim you chose too. Looks great!