Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Ruffles for my Bench

I finally pulled out the beautiful off-white fabric I bought a couple of years ago to slipcover my dining room chairs.

BUT, I decided to cover a bench that sits in my main room, instead. (Smaller projects get done a lot faster, don't they??!!)

Here is my "before" of my cute craftsman/mission style bench that I bought at a flea market about 13 years ago.

I have recovered the cushion a few times.

Here is my after! ...................

(the pillow is just for photo purposes - I am planning to make a longer lumbar pillow to give the bench some COLOR!)

I measured

and cut

and ironed

and pinned

and sewed

and stapled

and unstapled

and re-stapled.........

.......... while my daughter used my watercolors to paint a literature project for school (which starts NEXT week -Wow) and my son watched way too much television (yikes!).

Happy day.

I almost forgot to mention: My very helpful 10-year-old-helper removed all of the old layers of fabric from the seat cushion during a commercial break.

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Sjn said...

great work as always OPR!

Kitty Scraps said...

First off I've so been wanting a bench in the worse way for well over two years. I never seem to get lucky in my thrifting trips and find one. Your bench has just made me want one all the more!!! That ruffled cushion is way too cute!!! And it totally ramped up your great bench into something you'd see in one of the fancy decor catalogs like Ballards or PB. AWESOME!

Cindy said...

I can just imagine it with the new pillow! Will you show us that too? I love it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the ruffles/pleats. How cute.

Holly said...

Love the bench, you make it seem so easy to recover and add that wonderful pleated ruffle!

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