Monday, July 7, 2014

Yard sale gem....

 Don and I found this little bench at a yard sale a bit ago...for $5...I think it was once a piano bench that was shortened a bit...you can see where the legs were cut down a bit...we saw potential here...
 I liked the lines of the legs...but it was really grimy...
 So I sanded it down a bit and washed it with TSP...
 Primed it....
 Here's the fabric I got ...the weave is kind of loose...so I don't know quite how durable it will be...but I got it at the discount upholstery shop in town...$5 for a yard...which was more than enough...It is pretty soft fabric though...
 I used my homemade chalk paint recipe...the color is called Muslin Wrap...sort of a creamy off white....
 I like the way it turned out...bright and cheery...but still neutral enough. I change my rug here seasonally...so I wanted something that would go with everything....
These legs are so pretty...and for $10...we have a new piece of furniture that is perfect for an extra seat when we need one...but the right height to put our feet up on.

I love shopping yard sales, rummage sales, thrift stores and flea markets...you never know what you'll find...sometimes I come home with nothing...sometimes a gem like this!

Until next time....enjoy your day!!!

6 comments:

Connie said...

What a great find and you did a wonderful job of giving it new life. I came over to find a photo of Matilda . . . Found her on a March 25th post. I'll bet she looks fantastic in your garden. How about another photo of her in the garden :)
Have a great day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is great, the change is amazing! Thanks for stopping by and giving me the hint about starting roses in a potato...what a fun idea. I think I will give it a try.

Felicia said...

Looks great Linda. You did a wonderful makeover.

Judy S. said...

You are so, so clever, Linda! The bench probably never looked so good. Great job!

Lottie said...

The bench looks so cute painted white! Great job!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh Linda...I have a thing for footstools...I am in fact making 3 new ones over the summer...love your find ...and the white wash...soooo lovely..