1.18.2011

new benches...

BEFORE


i found two of these benches and a (smallish) table that matches on craigslist for $10! yeppie skeppie! they were in need of some TLC though, for sure! the cushions looked as though they had been attacked by a cat of some sort and then my children aided in tearing off little bits of the stuffing when they went by the benches in the garage. the "feet" of the benches were very damaged as well, maybe the same cat? looked like they'd been clawed and were really in bad shape. so i went to home depot and got some remnant wood ($.51 or something per piece! awesome!) and then contacted a guy in our ward who helped me cut the pieces to fit. i pulled out a bazillon staples and got the torn pleather off...and the foam was in surprisingly good shape so i didn't have to replace it at all. that's a bonus!

AFTER


i've had this pink oilcloth for a while, and i thought it would look good with my black and white table and chairs so on it went. it took about 3 minutes to put on the new oilcloth and i am very happy with the results! i like them a lot. my husband helped put the new "feet" on after everything was painted and i think they look a million times better! one bench is by the table and the other is in the entry way. i plan to spiffy up the table soon as well...it's going to reside outside mostly, unless we need extra seating for crafts or meals. all in all, not a bad deal for $10 for three pieces of furniture and some black spray paint:)

5 comments:

Lacey said...

Amazing!!! Great job as always!

Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

cute! good job!

rachel said...

Love the oilcloth! That is the coolest pattern. What a great color pallette!

LaSchelle said...

That is awesome! Isn't it fun to make your house a home? Super cute!

peachytiffers said...

Way cute! I was so happy to see it in person at book club.