Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Darling Bench Makeover

This is a project that I actually finished last month 
during one of those many snowstorms that we had.  
And boy, we have had way too many of them lately!  
We still have about 6 inches of snow on the ground 
and I am pretty much over it!  
I can't wait for the real Spring to get here.  
I found this sweet little bench at an Estate Sale last summer.  
I was going to redo it and put it around the house somewhere 
but Miss Beaux took a liking to it 
so we redid it for her room.  
Here is what it looked like when I found it.  
It had been painted over many times but the details 
were so charming.  
The seat cover was dirty and the fabric was dated and pretty ugly.  
When I took off the first cover 
there was another even uglier 
brown fabric underneath.  
Oh, and a few spiders too!  
I bought new foam at JoAnn's (without spiders)
and glued that onto the seat board.  
Then I staple gunned batting around the foam 
before I put the new fabric onto the seat. 
I had this dusty pink velvet left over 
from a client's pretty tapestry pillows a few years ago. 
I painted the bench in Paris Grey and waxed it 
with clear and dark wax.  
I did a fair amount of distressing to retain the old charm.  
 The bench seat is still awaiting the final touch 
of being permanently screwed into the bench 
but it will happen eventually.  
Once we tighten it down a lot of the bumps will disappear.
I love the way that it turned out 
and it looks great with her Shabby Chic bedding. 
Unfortunately, this is the most you will ever see 
of Miss Beaux's room.  
She is a teenager remember?  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Cindy!!

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Mom E. said...

Beautiful! I am going to Goodwill tomorrow and buying that table I saw to make it into a bench!!! If it is still there....
I also have a teenager and we are going to makeover her room for her to enjoy her Senior year of high school. Her room now has a bright different color on every wall...I decided to let her and her older sister do what they wanted in their room a few years ago. So now we will re do again...not sure if we will re do the one she is in, or the smaller room that will be a guest room, but she can choose which she would like to be in her senior year. It should be fun!

Alycia Nichols said...

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! Teens are not exactly neatniks, are they? Oh, well...we were there once, too! I love the transformational magic you worked on this bench!!! I have one here in my dressing room that you can tackle next! :-) I don't understand the whole distressing and waxing thing. Seems like SO much work to me! I'm a lazy bone-and-a-half! (Not to be mistaken for a Gates beef-and-a-half to go , please...Hi! May I help you?!!) :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Just lovely. Such a pretty shade of pink.

- The Tablescaper

Pamela said...

Hi Cindy! I was just checking in on you cause I realized I had not seen you around in awhile. I hope all is well!

Positively Southern said...

Hi Cindy!!! I sure do miss your blog posts....please come back!!!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love how the bench turned out. I hope all is well Cindy.

Intangible Hearts said...

Paris gray--what a great color for that bench. I have a couch that color and never know what to call it.

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