Last spring I was second hand shopping and I found this little bench for $20.
It was in really good shape. The upholstery was a little worn, but not bad.
I didn't buy it when I saw it and I was kicking myself all night.
I called the next morning and they were kind enough to hold it for me until I could pick it up.
I found some fabric on clearance (yay again!) that was the same blue as my favorite little end table.
I bought large upholstery needles and a button cover kit.
I also bought silver uphostery tacks.
I used 30 tacks around the bottom of the bench.
I used dental floss to sew on the buttons.
It has a hinged lid and some space for storage. Gotta love that!
The corners were tricky.
Instead of pleating the fabric in the corners I gathered it.
I've never been real happy with the way the corners look.
Some day, when I have nothing else to do, I will re-do the corners.
Hah! That will never happen.
I bought this little tray from Hobby Lobby. It works perfectly as a
large coaster for our drinks.
We've had this little bench now for a year and I love it!
If you have never re-uphostered anything before, a project like this
would be a great one to start with.
Be brave and go for it!
You'll be happy you did.