Taking a little break today...This article was originally published in June of '08. It's one of my favorite furniture rehab projects. Enjoy!
I found this old gossip/telephone bench at the fleatique store and wanted to try something a little different. I loved how this old piece looked and it was really sturdy. The detailing on the side is so beautiful!
I'm sure lots of people would say, "DON'T DO IT!" It really is pretty just the way it is but I wanted to do something totally different with it.
I like the idea of using an unexpected color so I went with a bright red, almost lacquer finish. The fabric is the same fabric I used on the yellow stool here. I got some good mileage out of 1 yard of fabric!
Now I just need to find a place to put it!
Here's some more furniture rehab inspiration:
Beautiful bench makeover with a tutorial for filling in dated carvings in wood, cabinetry or paneling ~ Sanctuary Arts at Home
DIY: Painted thrift store cabinet ~ Centsational Girl
Refashioned dining table ~ Poppies at Play
Salvaged window = walllpaper frames ~ Crafty Nest
Side table refashion: Poppies at Play
Boring pantry cabinet makeover ~ Fireflies and Jellybeans