Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bench Redo

I picked up this bench at a yard sale last spring for $5. It was hard to take it apart knowing how long it must have taken someone to do that needlepoint.  I was somewhat justified in refinishing it since it sagged really badly.



When I removed the bottom cover I discovered the webbing was falling apart.  It was full of grass.  This baby is old.



I sanded, primed, painted and distressed the frame.  I redid the webbing and added two layers of quilt batting.  Then I reupholstered it with a painter's dropcloth.  I had a very old piece of ticking I used for the pleated ruffle around the bottom. It is so fresh and updated now.





2 comments:

  1. Your stool turned out so cute. Love the ticking around the edge.
    I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop by for a visit.
    Mary Alice

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  2. cute--great job, I love its new ticking "skirt". Thanks for sharing!

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