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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Last week a stroll through the Salvation Army store  brought me to a very sturdy but sadly outdated bench.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. 

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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. 

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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!

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After stapling the fabric on, I reattached the legs back on to the bench. 

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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.

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Lord it’s in your hands!

 

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