Monday, September 2, 2013

Upholstered Gossip Bench

The absolutely horrible Labor day weekend weather we've had has been a blessing in disguise. Sure, I would have preferred laying on the beach one last time this summer, but, if I'm going to be forced to forgo those plans at least I got a ton accomplished here.
One project I finished a while ago, but never had the time (until yesterday) to photograph was this gossip bench.

Want to see a before shot? It is pure nastiness! I am totally shocked that I bought it!
I started by tossing the upholstered backrest; it just seemed unnecessary. Then I recovered the seat in my lovely (and pristine fabric).  I had bought the fabric ages ago on clearance at JoAnn's just because I loved it and thought I would eventually find something to do with it. Gag. That other fabric was gross!!! After that I just gave the bench a fresh coat of paint (black), lightly distressed it and waxed it.

It is now in our master bedroom underneath my newly expanded (and moved to a larger wall) silhouette gallery.
And, I couldn't resist snapping this pic while I was photographing the bench in our bedroom yesterday. How adorable is Figgy? I mean seriously!!!

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