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:



Chair:
  • 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

Table:
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
Bench:
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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