Monday, March 31, 2014

Vintage Upholstered Bench w/ Fun Fabric


Hey there!

I've been plugging away with the unexpected makeover to our dining room. 
 

 
I've already shared how I updated our vintage dining chairs with fabric and paint (and showed our antique dining table) here.  I also talked about my experience with ASCP when painting our vintage hutch here. And, last week I shared my favorite...my mirror gallery wall here.
 
To balance off the colors in the gallery I added in this bench, which I painted and reupholstered.
 


 
It's the most perfect spot to take a little rest. Seriously. Just ask Figgy...
 
 

 
 
I love the pattern and colors in this fabric and how it adds a bit of fun to the space.  You can purchase the fabric here.



 
 
Are you surprised by how much I distressed the bench? I typically do very minimal distressing on pieces that I keep for our own home, but I loved the juxtaposition of the super worn finish with the pristine white chairs.
 

 


 
Here's what the bench looked like when I first brought it home...



And here's one final after picture.  There is just one more thing I want to do (additional lighting) and then I think I will be (for now) done!
 



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17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I would just add some fresh flowers to your tablescape to brighten it up a bit, especially with the weather we're having today!

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  2. love it so much- love that fabric! hi figgy!

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  3. I love it Angela!! What a transformation. The fabric is so cheerful and yes love the contrast between pristine white and chippy! Your tuxedo cat is darling too.
    Have a great week!
    XO Barbara

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  4. Hello Angela, looks wonderful with the white chairs and the fabric is so neat! Figgy loves it a lot too!

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  5. pretty dramatic before and after! I have to tell you I am still kinda obsessing over your wall of mirrors, one of my favorite things ever!
    Keya

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  6. What a great bench and I love the fabric. Perfect for the end of your table. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Love, love the fabric! You did a great job on the bench ~ looks great in the dining area.

    xo
    Pat

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  8. It's perfect for Figgy and the perfect colors for the dining room

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  9. Fantastic makeover. Sweet bench and fabric. Looks 1000 times better than when you brought it home. I can see why Figgy loves it.
    Cindy

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  10. Figgy is stealing the show...LOL The bench is wonderful and I love the distressing you did.

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  11. Darling bench and that cat is a keeper.

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  12. I am loving your bench! The fabric is so fun and makes me smile!! Awesome transformation! I would love to have you join me for my Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. Come on over  http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday-cool-blues-with.html
    Karin

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  13. Wow--the transformation is amazing! Great job, and I love the fabric :) Visiting via Wow Us Wed., Diana
    Adirondack Girl @ Heart

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  14. what a big improvement! Love the ram on the fabric :)

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  15. Hopped over here from the link at French Country Cottage and love that bench you made over. Darling! I think your dining room is just lovely, sugar. What a visual treat.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  16. That stool has such a cute shape and the fabric is beautiful! And clearly it's very comfy too!

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  17. Everything about your dining room is so appealing. Great fabric on that little bench too. So pleased that I stopped over from Mod Vintage to take a peek.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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