Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pretty Upholstered Bench

Hey everyone!
We've had a super busy week of doctor appointments and car appointments which will continue on today with the dentist for both of my boys. This is one of the big reasons I delayed the start of school for us by another week. The interruptions this week would not have made a good and consistent start to fourth and sixth grade for my guys. (Plus, it gives me another week to plan, which I so desperately need. Bonus!)

Anyway, I was getting a much needed breather a couple of weekends ago and stopped into an indoor flea market/antique center type place and found this cute bench with the best lines. The bright red vinyl seat was not doing it any favors for is the before...

I started off by painting the bench a bright aqua blue, which happens to be a custom color that I mixed with some leftover paints (and which I am now in love with so really hoping I can get this recreated at the paint store when I run out).
I love how the combo of the paint and the distressing really brought out the unique lines of the piece.

I used this fun, floral, black and white print fabric for the seat. Believe it or not, I found this fabric, along with some Waverly fabric at a tag sale!


So super pretty! It actually sold immediately and is pending pickup for this weekend. I have a feeling I will be using this paint color/fabric combo again in the future!


Linking to: 
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsPhotobucket A Delightsome Life vif187 ”Fall
Furniture Feature Fridays



  1. super cute! you know i love that color! and what a great shape!

  2. It's beautiful Angela - I need to find one like this desperately for an old desk I have!!!
    Great transformation

  3. I am so drawn to this color! Great look
    From happy hour

  4. Hi Angela! This revamp is so pretty- I LOVE the two different shades of blue together!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge if you haven't already- today we are linking up BLUE projects - old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see ya there!

    - Krista

  5. We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you!

  6. That's a great bench! LOVE the color you chose and the fabric to transform it! Beautifully done!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


Thank you so much for stopping by Number Fifty-Three! I look forward to your comments.