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Topic: Refinished My First Piece of Furniture  (Read 918 times)
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« on: January 29, 2014 12:51:50 PM »

I had this bench for about four months before I started working on it. I've been messing around with it, off and on, since April 2013, and now because of the glory that is a snow day, the bench has been completed....finally. Besides, I need to do something besides shop online...eBay and Amazon can be a dangerous combination! Smiley

As a refresher, here is the before picture. Excuse my shadow. It was late in the day when I took this picture and my back was to the west.

I wore out my husband's electric sander. I think this has about 4-5 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on it.

This is the after picture. I used curtain tiebacks to secure the cushions to the arm supports. I also bought four more to take apart and use as trim to hide the staples in the back cushions (the back of the bench is actually completely open through the wood, so it basically looks the same on the backside).

My friends lovingly this "the toilet," because I actually turned it into a bench with shallow storage space under the cushions. There's a hinged lid in the center of the bench. Originally, there were just batting, springs and horse hair under the original fabric.

There's a handful of things I would have liked to have done differently/better, but this is the first piece of furniture I've ever redone so I'm still pretty proud of it.

My zombie gnome was a 2013 Featured Project, and my KISS gnomes were an August 2014 Featured Project. Thanks for voting for them.

Check out my posts on Geek Crafts or at amylynn98.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014 02:49:14 PM »

Awesome job & LOVE the fabric!! Congrats!

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014 09:18:48 PM »

You are awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014 12:53:54 PM »

Wow! This is awesome! Great job.

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