Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bench Makeover

 Why is outdoor furniture so pricey? I can't seem
 to figure it out.  Even if your willing to pay a lot, it's really hard to find cute pieces.  

My husband has been wanting a bench in this one particular corner of our yard for sometime. while I was out of town he picked this up:


Hmmm....it was cheap, I will say that.

I picked up a yard and half of upholstery fabric (since we don't sell it in our shop just yet), re-covered the cushion and spray painted the bench.



Not half bad.  

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

LOVE what you did with it! You husband saw great potential in it's lovelyness!!!

free indeed said...

I don't like paying big money either, so this looks like a very satisfying project...it looks great by the way!

adventuresindinner said...

Lovely! We are trying to find our dream outdoor furniture right now at a price that doesn't make us cringe. Not easy at all.

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I think it is super cute and the fabric is fab! I am on the lookout for a chair for our tiny front porch to redo and you have inspired me!
Kim
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

The Miller Five said...

Wow! I love it. You did a fantastic job!

BluBabesCreate said...

Really inspiring! Thanks for reminding us to keep a look out. Come over and see some of my transformations!

BluBabesCreate said...

Really inspiring! Thanks for reminding us to keep a look out. Come over and see some of my transformations!

Tiff said...

Your makeover is so fantastic! It just goes to show if you have imagination.... you don't have to pay lots of money for gorgeous things! Happy weekend! X

Nicky said...

super adorable!

Katherines Corner said...

looks terrific. Love your colors choice too. Have a great weekend!

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yaga said...

I do like the design of the bench in the first picture, but your makeover really gives it that little twing that it needed to be a really interesting and delighting piece of furniture. :o)

Catherine said...

So much better than the original! Well done!

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice! Love that cheerful fabric and the color.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How adorable, your yard certainly looks exotic! The little bench didn't look too bad in it's "before" state. When you get a minute, pls. check out my chocolate giveaway ;).

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That looks FANTASTIC! Awesome job : )

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Sachiko said...

How fun! I love the new colors!

Oly Momma said...

So funny! We picked up the same bench for our porch and I I have intentions very similar to your re-do. Do you have any recommendations for where to get outdoor and home decor fabric? Jess (at) OlyMomma

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

It turned out great. What great spot to sit and relax! Like the color and fabric selections . Thanks for sharing!