June 8, 2012

DIY Bench Makeover

My poor ole bench has gone from
drab to FAB!

Yes, I’m finally going to post about something I did for the office!
I survived yesterday after I found out that all of my pics for this
fantabulous bench did a disappearing magic trick on me….
You can read more on that here.

I needed a break! So, I went to one of the biggest malls around
 my little podunk town, about and hour away, 
where they have an Apple Store.
I dunked my iphone about a month or so ago
 and it actually worked fine except for the sound.
It was sporadic at best and I couldn’t play music through the speakers.
I thought, I’ll just have them check it out and see what can be done.
Well, surprisingly no water damage was detected.
They gave me a new phone! Can you say AWESOME!!
Well, that made my day!
No more Miss grumpy pants here!
Only wish I had done it earlier!

So now on to the reveal…..

Here we have a “orangey wood” bench dejected and doomed to the basement. 
But now in the garage for it's makeover.
Drab Old Ugly Bench

An idea popped in my head earlier, that maybe with a little paint and love
and you can join the family upstairs….

The makeover begins…
A little sanding…
Drab Old Ugly Bench

A coat of primer….
And Wah Lah!!
After a BAJILLION coats of white paint!
We have a beauty!
I must give my fabulous daughter credit here. 
Bless her heart,
she did most of the bajillion coats of white paint. 
She is a treasure! Thank you, Baby girl!

Bench finished, but not finished.
 It needs more to be complete.
If you remember awhile back,
way back...in my Spring is in the Air post
I was considering some fabrics for curtains in the office.
Well, that never happened. 
Still thinking that one through.
But that blue fabric.... 
I loved it and everyone else that commented, loved it too!
I went in to JoAnn’s and there it was….
I can't believe was still there!!!
It was love at first sight!

Snagged 2 yards and it was on sale. 
Also purchased the foam cushion with my 50% coupon.
Score!
And made that little lovely thing in about 2 hours.
I had tons of pics for that easy peasy tutorial,
but we aren’t going to talk about that anymore.
Basically,
wrapped the fabric around the foam, made a seam here and there.

Sewed nice little envelope corners.
Added Velcro.
A side note….
It’s just stick-on Velcro and I know that white would have been a better choice,
but it’s on the bottom so no one is going to see it
and it was a steal I had gotten
at Wally World awhile back for $3 buckeroos.
It's so pretty!!
Ok, I know you are waiting for the final reveal…
Bam!
Are you in love too?
I just look at it and sigh….
Ok....let's do a before and after...
Before:

After:
Next will be pillows
and I can start work on the wall above it.
Gallery wall… Yes!

Blessings!
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Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!