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« on: August 10, 2009 01:17:57 PM »

We recently obtained a computer desk that will be used by our sons.  I looked high and low for a chair for it, and then had a flash of brilliance.  I inherited a bench from my grandmother and decided to repurpose it.  She used it as a vanity stool, the boys will use it as a computer bench.

Here's the before:




After some black spray paint and new fabric were applied:



It matches the roman shades that I made for their room.  I also modge podged some of the fabric to the light switch plate in their room as well:



The boys are thrilled with everything.  Lucky them, It's not every mom that will allow flames to be put on everything in the house you know.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009 01:40:15 PM »

Looks great - your boys are lucky!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009 04:19:36 PM »

Haha! I bet they will love this. Also I imagine you could fairly easily change it up if they want a new theme.


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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009 04:50:29 PM »

Haha! I bet they will love this. Also I imagine you could fairly easily change it up if they want a new theme.




Yes, the black leaves me endless possibilities for change.  I've also told them that when they eventually move away they have to leave the bench.  Mine, not theirs.  It's just a loan only.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009 07:50:59 PM »

Nicely done!

Yup, the bedspread from my son's toddler bed (he'll be 11 in Nov.) that is froggies on one side and Tigger on the other (made by his grandmama) is all faded and frayed.  But, we've kept it all this time because it's good to have another twin size blanket in the house to pile on in the wintertime.  Because things are so utterly critical financially around here, I've already warned my son that, from me (not dad or grandparents), it's gonna be a homemade and reconstructed Christmas.  He doesn't know it, but I've got some flames fabric and Star Wars fabric hoarded in my stash, and both will be sewn to make a new cover for his old toddler blanket.  The Star Wars fabric will be featured front and center and accented by fabric much like yours in both blue and fire colors --- think the Emperor's flaming fingertips in Return of the Jedi.  Hmmmmm.... your stool now has me thinking I need to watch for chair recovering options for his room, too.  Like a cheap yardsale or thriftshop chair because his current wooden chair (which was handmade by his granddaddy in his woodworking shop many years ago) is getting to small for my longlegged growing boy.  *bookmarks this topic*  You do cool little boy room work!
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Very nice, lucky boys  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009 09:57:03 AM »

I like it!!
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