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.


  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

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