October 29, 2012

20 minute bench makeover

And she lives!

Thank you all for your get well soons while I was out. That was no doubt the worst flu I've had in...as long as I can remember. I wouldn't say I'm back to 100% yet, but 85% will do. I've heard that the flu shot isn't so strong this year, but I'd still say get one if you can. Although, people seem to have strong opinions about wether or not to get flu shots. Have you ever said 'flu shot' in a crowded room? Oy! Anyway, do what you can to stay healthy.

As I ease myself back into the standing position I thought I'd share a simple DIY that took all of 20 minutes. (my favorite kind)

I picked this bench up off the side of the road (better than a hitchhiker) and then promptly put it in my basement for the next two years. Par for the course, I know. These are the only true before pictures I have.

I don't even want to know what the stain on that seat is from. Dirty. Ugly. But sturdy.


I sprayed it white and used some of the fabric I shared here. A few staples later and as NeNe would say, Bam!



I love the color and pattern on this fabric but thought it was a bit too delicate to have as a pillow in this house. Who knows if a bench will keep it safe any better than a pillow would, but we shall see.


It appears to be a wonderful place to sit and look out the window with friends.


Mother tested. Kid approved.

This bench will be residing in the living room. Along with several other things that have been finished and added. This week I'll be featuring a completed project everyday. I feel bad about the big tease last week and then bailing last week.

So how was your weekend?

19 comments:

  1. the bench is cute, but the girl on it takes the cake. :)

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  2. Love the fabric and your daughter is adorable! Glad to hear your feeling better.

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  3. Too cute, and I want to tickle her toes!!

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  4. Very cute. Especially with the sweet little on on top:)

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  5. Glad to hear you're feeling better and your daughter is beautiful! Love her cutie outfit too :)

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  6. Fabulous! I am in love with that fabric - great choice!

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  7. Love that fabric! The bench is so cute but not nearly as cute as your sweet baby girl!! Glad to hear you are feeling better...mommies never get sick days!

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  8. omg! So stinkin' cute...love it and glad you are feeling better!

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  9. So glad you are feeling a bit better my dear! There's never a convenient time to be sick, is there? Blegh.

    That little bench is so cute but your daughter really does steal the show ;) Gorgeous xxx

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  10. Check out my site for my weekend report,k? And yes ...BAM!!! Great makeover, Elizabeth. This stool looks like it has always been as charming. The stool thanks you and I thank you.

    Flu shot? Oy vay! I had the flu the winter prior to my Momma passing ('03) and it was the worst thing that had happened to me in years. Since then promptly getting me the shot, man. Sorry you suffered so.

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  11. I love the raised embroidery on the fabric though in my world, a pillow would definitely last longer than a bench. Bench = feet. :)

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  12. Super cute. You're back on your game, big time.

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  13. Oh my goodness your daughter has some seriously pinchable cheeks!! So adorable. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick. Flu is not fun. I think yes to the shot!

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  14. So cute! And your daughter is adorable!!

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  15. Oh my lord, that gorgeous child of yours! And she's wearing stripes and polka dots? Get out! I could eat her up.

    Hey, nice bench too. :)

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  16. ahhh, this is so cute! I LOVE that fabric you used, so pretty!

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  17. That fabric is beautiful but your daughter is a child model! Gorgeous!

    -Lane

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  18. My husband has no idea how much time I spend reading blogs. He just doesn't get it. Whatever. I NEED that stool and really want that fabric, but don't know what it is, so obviously I haven't spent enough time reading. Can you help?

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