Skip Nav
Organization
6 Brilliant Closet Organization Hacks Straight From Ikea
Real Estate
6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Bought My First Home
Celebrity Homes
You're Going to Love Miranda Lambert's New Bachelorette Pad

Before and After Bench Reupholstery

Before and After: ABurlock's Bench

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member ABurlock from the Su Casa group:

I bought this bench/stool at my local Salvation Army over the weekend with the intentions of redoing it, possibly trying out some tufting and nailhead trim as practice for a headboard I plan to make. The bench was marked $7.99, but all furniture was 33% off on Saturday if you took it home that day. I took advantage of the sale and brought home the bench for just over $5. I purchased 2 yards of fabric (WAAAY too much), a button covering kit, 10 yards of nailhead trim (didn't need that much, but that's how it came), and an upholstery needle. I spent approximately $40 on these supplies, but I have many things left over for other projects.

Continue reading to hear about and see the final product!

It look me a couple hours to remove the original fabric — tons of nails, thumb tacks, and staples holding that stuff on. Once I got that off, it only took about two hours to recover, make the buttons, put them on, and add the nailhead trim. I'm still trying to decide what color to paint the legs — I'm thinking either white, or a dark brown.

I think eventually this will go in my office with my side chair that I also plan on redoing. Now that I've practiced once I'm more likely to do it soon, but at the moment my cats are enjoying the new perch.

Have you done any décor makeovers lately? Be sure to post photos and tales in the Su Casa group!

Around The Web
16 Before-and-After Room Makeovers
Small Apartment Makeover Pictures With Kyle Schuneman
Blogger Home Makeover
Su Casa Reminder For May 19, 2013
Su Casa Reminder For May 12, 2013
Before and After Home Spa Renovation
Su Casa Reminder For May 5, 2013

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
nancita nancita 5 years
Love the nailhead detailing. You did a very precise job!
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
It came out great! I think the brown legs would really make it look good
seefree seefree 5 years
That looks great!! LOVE the fabric and nailhead! What about painting the legs glossy orange? I have a pitiful piano bench calling my name for a makeover too. Thanks for the inspiration!
lauren lauren 5 years
So great! I love that your cats love your new bench too! I think dark legs would look fabulous!
Latest Home & Garden
X