trash to treasure chair,bench and vanity

The bench is a little lower than the average bench, but Buster finds it very comfortable
step by step before and after
I found the chair and table(photo of table in slideshop) at goodwill for $16. The bench top was a cover to a hope chest that I converted into my bathroom vanity and sink. 
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
This chair rocks and it rocks. I liked it’s sweet little form, not bulky since our porch is only 6’1” wide it really works in the space...maybe we'll finish the porch SPRING '11...maybe

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 voilĂ !
  • 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

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