As I continue to work on the new dining table I have come to realize that a beautiful table will be a challenge without a place to sit. Oh I suppose I could have my guests sit on the floor, maybe pull up the couch or a lawn chair but I would like them to come back again at some point. I know what chairs I want but I also know that it will take a while to be able to afford them.
Last week a stroll through the Salvation Army store brought me to a very sturdy but sadly outdated bench. I once again didn’t get a complete before shot before “super dad” stepped in and dismantled it. We are talking about less than 5 minutes after returning to the house. Fast man with a tool in the west.
The legs were painted green and the bench part was stained wood. It was by no means ugly but needed updating to go with my decor. I wanted a fresh and bright piece to go with my darkly stained table.
I was able to score free padding to add to the wooden top of the bench. My love/hate relationship with spray adhesive continued as I used it to secure the padding enough to hold while I upholstered it.
The fabric was a bright and fun pattern that I was able to find for 40% off plus my 15% teacher discount. $8:00 for 1 and 1/2 yards. Yeah!
After stapling the fabric on, I reattached the legs back on to the bench.
This ended up being a fairly simply project that made a huge impact. Total cost of $43. Just one of the reasons I love this bench.
Lord it’s in your hands!