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