Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bench Before and After

Ever have one of those ideas in your head?

It's all calculated out... in your head..

What fabric you're going to use..

Exactly what it's going to look like when it's completed?

Down to the last piece of lace..

I had a vision, but, in the end,
it ended up much better
that what was.. in my head...

I had invisioned this bench:

with lots and lots of lace layers,
and lots and lost of ribbons and bows..

totally girly!

After I was done cutting and stapling
the drop cloth fabric to the bench
I realized I didn't have quite enough fabric
to cover the entire bench. Boo!!

Only the bottom section was bare.
So, I went in my craftroom to see
what lace I had that I could use
to cover this part up.

Nothing seemed to work
until I remembered
I had this burlap "ribbon"
I bought a week or so ago.

It fit perfectly!!

So, in my head,
it was going to turn out totally girly..

In the end..

It's MUCH better than what I had envisioned!!


I added the numbered burlap around the bottom,
and up towards the arms..

And, added apholstry tacks all the way down the arms.

I just love it!!

And, SO happy it didn't turn out AS girly..


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  1. That looks fantastic--I love it! The girly way probably would have been cool too...but this looks pretty girly too!

  2. I love when that happens....It's perfect!!


  3. Thanks so much Ladies!
    Im sitting here staring at it..loving it more and more.. debating, in my head LOL, if I can find a spot to put her in my house..

    Im thinking my hallway, but, then again... 2 benches would look pretty silly in a hallway..haha

  4. I'm a sucker for anything with burlap and I love, love, love it!

  5. Wow...great job! So funny but I had this same bench for many yrs at the foot of my bed and recently gave it away!
    Janet at Shabbyfufu

  6. You did such a great job! I absolutely love it--the burlap is awesome! I want it!!!! LOL!


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