This little bench was a garage sale find from a few years ago, but I didn't get around to completely updating it until recently. Let's take a quick look back at what this bench looked like when I first got it.
Yea, not really my style. Don't get me wrong, I love cats, just not necessarily as part of my decor. So, as a temporary update I wrapped the kitty fabric in some orange outdoor fabric that I had left over from covering some outdoor seat cushions.
It worked for a while, but as I am in the process of updating our home color scheme (moving from warm colors to a more cool palette) this was not going to work. I decided to give the wood a coat of the same graphite colored paint I used here and here, keeping the same colors moving throughout the entire house.
So, after a coat of primer and a couple of coats of paint on the wood frame, it was time to get the new fabric on the bench. I removed the orange fabric and just left the kitty fabric on. I laid the fabric right-side down on a table and cut just slightly larger than the bench, then it was just a matter of pulling the fabric tight and stapling it to the bottom.
And, once it is all stapled, I flipped it over and here is what I had. Beautimous! I am a sucker for botanical fabrics, they are the ones I am always drawn to when I am shopping for fabric for some reason.
I was super happy with the finished bench once I put it all back together. It went back to it's place behind the loveseat, holding the basket of playing cards we keep out for the boys. It looks brand new and is definitely helping to set the tone for the new feel I am going for in our space.
Do you have one particular type of fabric that you are always drawn to?
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