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.
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!
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.
Sometimes you just have to splurge! Great job.
Oooh, I love that. It'd go in my family room too.
That is a great find, It looks wonderful. $26 was a great price, you got what you wanted, and it looks very nice.
It's beautiful Great job!
Oh wow! I LOVE how that turned out!...I want one!!
Ooh that's cute!
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worth every penny...i love the fringe.what vision you had! turned out great.
What a transformation!! I love it! Great job!!
What a cute bench! Why does everyone else have all the luck finding stuff along the road?? It really does look great!
Nice job! Love the fring :)
What a great style of a bench!! Lucky you and lucky bench that you found it!!
I have been looking for some roadside finds, but nothing. That little bench is so cute and turned out great! Jackie
super cute! i love finding stuff like this and giving it a new life.
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