Thursday, May 19, 2011

It Just Makes Me Smile

I picked up this little bench at the Youth Ranch and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I  get some great deals at the Youth Ranch, it's my favorite thrift store.  If you look really close at the fabric you'll be able to see that it's really old.  My grandmother had a couch out of the same fabric and it was the same color.  You'd think I'd want to keep it as is, right..... wrong.

                                   

So I took it apart and sanded the frame.  Then I wiped it off with a tac cloth to make sure it was really clean.  I gave it a coat of Kilz primer, which I really love.  I then spray painted it white and let it dry really good.  I upholstered the top and this is how it turned out.  Pretty huh?


It really did turn out nice, but it's just a little too white for me.  I decided to distress it a bit, so I sanded it in a few places and then used some dark maple stain on it to define the lines.  Much, much better.  It just puts a big smile on my face, maybe it's the pretty blue upholstery, or it could be that I got a project done so quickly.



11 comments:

  1. I love the combination of the white and the blue, it's very fresh and makes me think of going to the beach where you can breathe free! Well done, this looks fab! xx

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  2. Brilliant! I think it looks amazing!

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  3. Sweet little bench. You saved it made it smile too!!:)

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  4. love that fabric on it- it makes me smile, too!

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  5. That is so beautiful. I love the fabric...do you know the pattern? I'd love to get some to do something with. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  6. Lorrie@the Victorian Rabbit said...this is beautiful I love the color and the fabric. Thanks for sharing

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  7. I love the fabric that you used! So pretty! And I'm glad you distressed it with stain because it was a little too much white before. It turned out fantastic though!

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  8. That's beautiful! I just love the fabric.

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  9. Definitely pretty. I am not usually a blue person but I would sure find a place for that beauty. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I hope you will link up again soon.
    Pam

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  10. I am featuring this beauty at my Swing into Spring party. The party opens tonight at 8pm EST. Please stop by and grab an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  11. Thank you Ladies, Judy I tried to leave you a note of Thanks, but for some reason it wouldn't let me. Thanks so much, I'm so new at this and it really is a blast. Can't wait until I really know what I'm doing!

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