Monday, July 13, 2009

Met Monday/bench makeover

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Welcome to Met Monday hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. Today I am featured a bench I reupholstered for a client/friend. Unfortunately since she was there I could not take pictures of the details of the change. I only have the before and after. This is a bench that was her father's and has had f0r a very long time. She wanted the exact same look only different fabric. I tried to get her to change the look a little also and not have the legs tops show but she liked that feature. You have to give the customer what they want even if you know it would look great a little differently.

So this is the before picture in a blue 80's looking fabric.

I did not take off the old fabric as it was glued to the bottom of the seat cushion. That made it harder to expose the legs and cut around them. I used a staple gun to the under side of the bench. Pulled and stapled as we went. When I reached the legs it took a little maneuvering cutting and tucking to get the leg to show and cover the cushion and the blue fabric.
It came out really nice if I do say so myself. The fabric is now updated along with the walls that were painted just recently. ( it was a mauve sponge painted look) Now it is a calming Benjamin Moore color of Powell buff. ( sorry I don't have the paint color in the picture)
The bench took about 2 1/2 hours to complete and she loves it.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit for my quick and some what easy Met Monday. Don't forget to peek at Between Naps on the Porch for more exciting transformations.


  1. I love the new fabric - I think it compliments the wooden legs very well (works in the space better too). What a wonderful bench - so long! So nice that it was her father's too :).

  2. Great update for the bench ! Love those benches !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  3. You did a great job.