Upholstered Bench from UGLY Coffee Table

April 17th, 2009 in member junk     
ModHomeEcTeacher ModHomeEcTeacher, member
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Photo: Shelly Leer

O.K., another Goodwill purchase I made.  Look at the horrid stain on top. This ugly brown pine bench was purchased and I painted it off-white. I drilled six symmetrical holes in the bottom, cut a piece of 3" firm foam 1" larger all around than the top of the bench.  Foam was attached with spray adhesive, and then wrapped with dacron batting. The jazzy fabric was upholstered on the bench using the  basic technique of starting in the center of each side, working out towards corners and then folding neatly and stapling in place like a tight bed sheet. Six covered buttons were pulled down through the padding with a long needle and twine. I stapled the twine in place, doublebacked and stapled again. Voila'


Pattern or design used: My own design - shelly leer
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, fabric, paint, bench, coffee table, upholstery, ottoman

Comments (5)

JunkArchitect writes: See what you can do when you’re talented. What a beautiful transformation.

Jim Posted: 10:44 am on April 19th
piecesfromthepast writes: fabulous! Posted: 9:58 am on April 19th
irishrovr writes:
A Cinderella story! The fabric is gorgeous!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:45 pm on April 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Total transformation! Nice job!
Candy Posted: 7:51 am on April 18th
grannijo writes: very nice...I looked at a coffee table at the thrift store and almost bought it to do the same thing...junkers think alike!...lol..coffee tables make nice benches..love the fabric!..great idea!..sharon Posted: 6:33 am on April 18th
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