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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  1. i am dying because it is SOOOO similar to the one i did, which you had told me about! too funny!!!!!! i LOVE it! love your fabric more, but i was working with what i had, and it sold so i can't complain!

  2. Love it, the black and white are so classy!

  3. I also redid a gossip bench, and it is very similar to yours. Even the fabric is similar. Great job!

  4. I love black and white kitties and Figgy is GORGEOUS !!

  5. The gossip bench turned out great.
    I'm not a cat person but my boyfriend has two cats but I must admit that is a cute picture.

  6. That is so pretty! And I love it with your silhouette gallery wall! Very lovely. Perfect with the black and white kitty, too. Um, and I love your peace & quiet pillows. Yep, ok, love it all! (: Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love what you did with the bench. I mean I really LOVE what you did! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy Friday. Visit us at
    We can't wait to see you!

  8. What a beautiful gossip bench! I have never ever heard of that term before. You did a really great job redoing it. Love the print on it too.

    If you have time you should totally link up at The Blog Strut! We would love to have you!


  9. Wow, what a transformation! This is a marvelous bench! You did a great job - LOVE your peace and quiet pillows and yes, Figgy is adorable! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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