Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Finally-The Bench

Well, my bench is finally done. Not that it really took that long, it is just that you have to do life in the midst of doing a project. That's what makes it take longer.

Here is my rusty trusty Black and Decker Power Shot that my hubby bought me years ago. It is not electric, but is very easy to use. This makes any chair or bench covering project very quick and easy.



At Home Depot you can get a huge hemmed canvas drop cloth for $9.00.



This gives you a huge amount of canvas fabric for many projects. (They also make wonderful curtains. Just add clip rings or sew a pocket on top). There were lots of fabric pieces in the running, but in the end this neutral canvas won out. Because I am not sure where this bench will be permanently I may change the fabric soon, and if so I'll show you that too. Often I have to move things around and live with them to know where something will stay.

Just to remind you of before: (click to enlarge)



After: (click to enlarge)



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Here is a lamp that I am making over. Hope to have a post up about it in a few days.


Christina

20 comments:

Carrie said...

the bench looks so good! The lamp is cute can't wait to see the make over!

Amelia said...

Bench looks great.

Can hardly wait to see what kind of transformation this lamp will go thru with your guiding hand.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great renovation on the bench! I love it! I can't wait to see the lamp re-do!
Carrie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The bench looks great, thanks for some randomness. I have decided that I am very random these days, and you are on a roll with the projects for the new year. Jackie

Darlene said...

It turned out GREAT...LOVE it!!

Sheryl said...

Wow, that bench looks wonderful! Can't wait to see the lamp.

momof4sweetsisters said...

My husband also bought me a Power Shot years ago. I couldn't do without! Can't wait to see the lamp.

Victoria said...

The bench looks wonderful! Oh man, that lamp is cool. It'd look neat in Sweet Girl's room "as is". ;)

Julianna said...

Looks great!! Can't wait to see the lamp.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Great job on the bench. Can't wait to see what you are going to do to the lamp.

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my place. I love the bench!

jenjen said...

Your bench looks great! I have a couple of chairs that I have been meaning to get recovered. You just gave me the push to work on them.

Thanks! Can't wait to see what your lamp looks like when you are finished!

Jen

melissa said...

The bench turned out great! I love the canvas too~what a fab idea. I'm sorry I haven't been over here forever~I have loved catching up on all the cute touches you have around and you go girl on the deals~you scored!
Love,
Melissa

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

It looks great and you gotta love staple guns!

Thanks for stopping by EverythingEtsy!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

the bench looks great! The drop cloth is a good idea. I'v been thinking of using it for a chair slipcover (especially since I've never made one before and won't feel like I wasted money if it doesn't turn out).

Manuela

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hello!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. I am so glad that you left a comment because now I have found your blog and I love your style! I am going to add you to my "blogs I follow" list. I will definately be back!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

How's that lamp coming along? :) Hope you are having fun with it!
Carrie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

love the redo on the bench..you did a great job. cherry

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The bench looks great! Thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure!

Marie said...

Hi
Your bench looks great. I also posted a bench project this week.Please stop by for a visit.
Marie