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Topic: Ugly Bench/Coffee Table Makeover!  (Read 6105 times)
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eyeluvlilG
« on: August 23, 2010 08:28:06 AM »

Check out my awesome new bench!

Here's the story...
We recently moved into a new apartment and we have a lot of space in our front entrance. I wanted a bench to put there because it's always nice to have somewhere to sit to put on shoes. I looked at a couple stores and couldn't find anything for under $100! That's way too much for my unemployed self so I started checking out thrift stores for either an old bench or table that would make an ok bench. I finally found something last week. This is what it looked like:

Pretty ugly. I figured that it was once a coffee table because of those slanted legs. The top was wrapped like a gift with fabric and stapled a million times! It was crazy how many staples there were to remove. Once I got it all off though, I found out that it was, indeed, a coffee table.

I also got lucky and found that you could screw the legs in straight, which I think is a much better idea for a bench that people will be sitting on! I pulled out some ikea fabric I had in my stash and whipped up a quick cover. I was a little lazy and didn't hem the bottom edge, but I did fold it under nicely and then staple it at the end rather than do a ridiculous full wrap job like the last people. The whole project took under an hour and I'm so pleased with it!

I hope you like! C&C always welcome. Smiley
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Candacerhae
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010 09:02:44 AM »

This is awesome!  I love thrift stores.  They always have tons of stuff for super cheap.  All you need is a little imagination.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010 09:56:32 AM »

wow, that is so cool!! your bench looks so much better!
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010 10:14:10 AM »

So cute! That looks a million times more stylish now. Your story was so funny, about the previous owner's attempts to staple it into oblivion. Nice job! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010 06:58:47 PM »

Cheesy Thanks!
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anderlance
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011 09:13:20 PM »

What a wonder bench!  I love the fact you bought it from a thrift store.  Kudos to you!
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plaidpineapple
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011 09:01:10 PM »

What a difference!  It really looks great now!
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mocurley
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011 09:27:47 PM »

gorgeous
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thewhiteshadows
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011 04:02:48 PM »

i'm in love with that pattern !
would love to something like that myself (:
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ambientsoul
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011 10:15:27 PM »

Beautiful!! Good choice on straightening out the legs, and you did an awesome job with the padding/fabric
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