It seems that I just can't resist a piece of bedraggled furniture because here's another makeover. This piece started out as what I think was old piano bench with a faux leather seat.
I've been wanting some sort of bench to put at the foot of our bed for a while. When I saw this guy in the thrift store for $6, I thought I could make him work since he was sturdy and the right size.
Photography tip: When positioning the object that you're going to photograph, make sure there aren't bird droppings in the shot.
I removed the seat, covered it with some batting and new fabric. The batting added a little bit of cush to top. All of that was done with my staple gun. Then I painted the frame a cream color and added a little fringe. Voila!
Now if you are a real decorator or furniture restorer, please look away. You won't be able to bear it. I attached that fringe with a hot glue gun. Yep...I used hot glue on $40/yard silk. But fear not, I didn't spend anywhere near that for the fabric.
The whole project probably took about 1.5 hours not including drying time for the paint.
And since I'm using it in my bedroom, here's a picture in his new habitat.
I'm working on some tutorials to give more detail on the rehab process for furniture like this. I swear it really is simple.