Friday, January 15, 2010

BeFoRe & aFteR



Here is the bench I reupholstered.....





I got this bench from my Grandmother because noone else in my family wanted it and if you continue to follow my blog you will  see many, many things in my house that were my Grandmothers, and I am the owner of all them  for that same reason.  I also can't beleive I found a before picture. It is not a good quality picture so I will give you a breif description of what it really looked like in case you can't tell.....Ugly, really Ugly and Fuzzyish! (I know thats not a word) and when I pulled off the material the stuffing underneath was straw, Yuck!





 Anyway here it is looking a little better than before and with no straw! So the lesson here is take what your other family members reject..... you might end up with something they envy later!


21 comments:

Anna See said...

i have some fuzzy-ish furniture myself that came from my granparents. great makeover!

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture. It looks fabulous after the makeover. I think treasures from family are the very best their is.

Destination Seaborn said...

Great makeover! I love the fabric you used to recover the bench!

dee dee said...

Fantastic makeover!... Dee Dee

Christina said...

Beautiful bench! I like the fabric you used.

Kim said...

It looks so nice. I love the fabric you chose and the rooster pillows really "make it".

Kirsty said...

Ooohhh...I love it!

Cha Cha said...

So pretty and I love the rooster pillows. I have rooster chairs. Thanks for sharing.

ChaCha

Andy Porter said...

What a cute bench...I am totally dumb struck that no one else wanted it, but hey....great deal for you!! You did a fantastic job recovering it. Fun blog you have here. I've been enjoying your projects. The kitchen wall is totally fun. I didn't know you could get chalkboard paint tinted. Your tie lamp is also very adorable. Thanks for linking! I hope you come back!

Andy
Poppies at Play

SweetMelissa said...

Your Grandmother I'm sure is very pleased that you cherish her heirloom items. Wonderful that you want them, and make them even more special with your own touch of elegance.

Now I need to go check out the rest of your blog!

Shannon said...

So pretty! Great transformation. Love the rooster!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

great makeover! very pretty

pressonponderings said...

You are positivly brilliant! What a transformation! How dare you say your blog is lame???!!! It is awesome!

marissa said...

I love it, I am totally going to try reupholstering something soon

Rene said...

Very pretty and you are the wise one for wanting your grandmother's things...something you will not regret.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Your bench is beautiful!!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

wow! I love the bench and your hutch!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That bench is gorgeous! I can't believe no one else wanted it. Your gain. You really made it look great. Nice job!

2sisters said...

It turned out beautiful!
teri

the vintage wren said...

So glad to see that someone else in blogland likes black furniture like me. I was beginning to think I was the only one without an all white house. Love all of your before and afters, lots of good inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Take Care, Carrie

the vintage wren said...

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