Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sad Vanity Bench Makeover--Part II

Just to refresh your memory, here is the poor little vanity bench's "before" shot:

..and here she is after I sanded her and painted her gray:

For the seat, I got a yard of Amy Butler's yellow fabric, some batting, some high density foam, and the seat my dad made to fit on the bench.

The first step is to line the foam up with the seat, and then cover it with the batting.

I doubled up the batting, stapled it down, and then laid out the fabric so that it was oriented on the top in the right direction.

Then I stapled the fabric around the cushion using the around-the-clock method I have described before in the Brooch Display and the Footstool Makeover. This one was a little bit tougher than usual because the foam extended a little beyond the edges of the seat because I had to be extra careful when I stretched the fabric.

Then I stapled on some firm interfacing to hide the ugly underside and tuck in all of the edges.

Finally, I found some screws that fit in the old holes under the frame and screwed them into the bench...

...and then flipped over and admired my new bubble bath caddy/ vanity stool!

Like I said before, I'm not sure about the gray color on the wood and would love some suggestions for a frame color that would really make the yellow fabric pop! Anyone? Bueller??

1 comment:

Anne said...

Have you considered a textured spraypaint? The "granite" look might be really pretty.