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 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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  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!

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

  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

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

  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!

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

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


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

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

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

  11. 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 

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

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.


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