Monday, February 11, 2008

Extreme Makeover

I know you've all been waiting patiently to see what I spent the rest of my money on during January!

Here it is!

I found this bench frame on the side of the road. It was sturdy and someone had attemplted a bad faux finish on it. Some of the wood on the sides was peeling off. It had no seat.

Michael cut me a seat out of some scrap wood that he had and I glued the wood with some wood glue. If I was really concientious I would have sanded the whole thing a little. But I didn't. I just gave it 2 coats of black paint that I had laying around from something else. I used a staple gun to attach the fabric to the bottom of the seat.

The foam for the seat, material and fringe cost $26. I could have probably done the whole thing for $10 If I really tried but I really liked what I picked out. I also have a little leftover to make a pillow.

15 comments:

Deanna said...

How cute is that? Love it! And really, a) you could never buy that new in a store for $26, and b) this was something someone was throwing out and you recycled it -- great job!

Christine said...

Thanks! I wish it was $10 but the fabric is this beautiful kind of shimmery material (it's hard to tell from the photo) I just really wanted THAT fabric. And you are right, I could not get that for $26. I'll be doing some chairs for the porch this year and I'll be using a cheaper fabric as those are outside pieces.

Teamcarbone said...

Sometimes you just have to splurge! Great job.

Stephanie Dray said...

Oooh, I love that. It'd go in my family room too.

Candy Duell said...

That is a great find, It looks wonderful. $26 was a great price, you got what you wanted, and it looks very nice.

Cinzea said...

It's beautiful Great job!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Oh wow! I LOVE how that turned out!...I want one!!
~Whitney

Sheri said...

Ooh that's cute!

I host a "Room a month makeover" every Monday (Don't worry, you don't have to complete a room, a small change!) Stop by and link up!
http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-is-back.html

Charlotte said...

"extreme"ly fantastic!!
worth every penny...i love the fringe.what vision you had! turned out great.

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

What a transformation!! I love it! Great job!!

Fawn said...

What a cute bench! Why does everyone else have all the luck finding stuff along the road?? It really does look great!

Mandy said...

Nice job! Love the fring :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a great style of a bench!! Lucky you and lucky bench that you found it!!

blessings
mary

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I have been looking for some roadside finds, but nothing. That little bench is so cute and turned out great! Jackie

Anna See said...

super cute! i love finding stuff like this and giving it a new life.