|The bench is a little lower than the average bench, but Buster finds it very comfortable|
step by step before and after
The step by step 'how-to' photos are in the slide show, but here is the breakdown of how I rejuvenated the chair and table and created a bench:
- Ripped off all the old fabric
- Saved cushions in order to trace the exact size
- Purchased new 3 inch foam- then using the template I created from the old cushions cut the new ones to size
- Sewed new covers
- Sanded,primed and painted
The table is really sweet too, it has a marble top and the metal rim is punched with tiny hearts.
- Sanded and wiped the entire tables wood parts with denatured alcohol
- Primed with Zinser 1.2.3 primer-( I really like this primer because it covers in one coat)
- Finished with two coats of an almond colored spray paint
- Sanded the edges again to let a little of its history show through
The top was the cover to my mother in laws hope chest. I love the piece for that reason alone, and I use it everyday because I converted the chest into my bathroom vanity and sink, shown in the slide show below.
- Removed hinges
- Sanded, primed and painted the top (it is cedar so I left the bottom side alone)
- Purchased legs and hardware at one of the home improvement stores
- Primed and painted the legs
- Screwed them in and voilà!
- The cushion is a body pillow that I covered in outdoor upholstery fabric
- I also cover buttons to give the cushion a tufted finished look