Bench Fetish

Some would say I have a chair fetish. Some would say I have a birdhouse fetish, Some would say I have a stool fetish. I just love so many things.

On this post, I would like to share with you a before and after of a bench that I just finished.

I purchased it at a garage sale that you can see HERE on my Week 14 Diamonds In The Rough! weekly posts. I paid a whole $4 for it!

I used my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and painted, distressed and waxed the wood base.

I then purchased 3 inch foam and upholstered the top using my Ballard Designs document fabric that is so popular and that I love.
I adore black and white checks that MacKenzie Childs uses on their  upholstered furniture. I made single and double piping with some black and white check fabric. I also like to 'dress up' my upholstery with brush fringe as I did here.
 I now have this newly revamped bench in my master bathroom.
 I now need to sell this bench that I painted and upholstered several years ago.

I'm bench happy!
NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Oh my goodness. Both benches are just stunning. I totally love them. Such a great idea with the fringe on both. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  2. This is great! I'm in the process of trying this so it's always nice to see what others can do!

  3. Hi Terry, this is beautiful I love the fabric and your painting is wonderful. Very nice find!!

  4. I LOVE it, Terry! That is one of my most favorite fabrics, too. I need to find a reasonably priced facsimile though because I'd love to find an accent chair to redo with it. Love the brush fringe you added with the cording.

  5. Both are beautiful but must admit I'm partial to the document fabric too.

  6. Your benches are wonderful! I love all the touches like the brush fringe and checkered piping! Love what you have done.
    I'm stopping by from Frugal Friday - thanks so much for sharing

  7. WoW!
    Love both stools and find it hard to believe that you can part with one! That is my problem...I can' t part with anything!
    Also looked at your sewing room-adorable!
    I need to get off my duff and actually work on my ideas!
    You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  8. ooohhh! I love both benches. Divine!!!! :)

  9. Your new bench is so lovely. I really like the script fabric.
    I also like the one that's going to your booth.


  10. Gorgeous!!! You did a superb job. Love it!!


  11. Following you with GFC. Thanks for linking to bacon time, your beautiful benches. Hope to see you each week.

  12. You are so creative! What a great bench, love the fabric!

  13. That turned out darling! I love the fabric...and am quite impressed at the piping...(I don't sew much...so that hard to me)...

  14. Great bench! I love the fabric, and the contrasting piping is perfect.

  15. Love the fabric top with the contrasting piping. I love stools because you can use them for so many things in any room. I'm sure you'll enjoy this one for a long time!

  16. love both of them. love the details

  17. Oh, lovely! I LOVE the document fabric and the contrast of the piping. Nice work!

    I'm visiting from I Heart Nap Time. Thanks for sharing there.

  18. This is such a great transformation! The document fabric is beautiful and the piping adds just the right amount of character. Great job!

  19. Wow, that is a very cool bench! That fabric is awesome.

  20. LOVE your bench, beautiful job. I have many fetishes too. LOL! Thanks for linking up with VIF,
    xo Debra

  21. it looks awesome, terry! and i love the new cushy cushion!

  22. Terry, I love the piping you created in the first bench! Very clever adding the single to the top and the double to the bottom edge. I'm kicking myself for not getting that $5. bench at the flea market last weekend!

  23. LOVE your stool. The fabric, trim and paint are awesome!!!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  24. Great benches and lovely cushions too!

  25. That is SOOOO cute!!!! I envy your great sewing skills! :)

    xoxo laurie

  26. What a fantastic change, your fabric choices are just spot on. Thanks so much for sharing.

  27. I just picked two little stools/ottomans out of my neighbors garbage today & I'd love to recover them. I'm
    inspired by the beautiful job you did!

    Warmly, Michelle

  28. Terry I LOVE this bench!!! Can I have it pretty please!;) Really it is an amazing transformation! Is piping hard to do??

  29. Its gorgeous! right down to the perfect button details. Saw this over at Somewhat Simple's party.

  30. So charming~ I love your pretty little bench and the other one you painted is so cute too!! Thanks for sharing these at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  31. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

  32. How pretty! I keep hoping to find a good bench to makeover. Please consider joining my linky party, Suzy's Open House Thursday, at www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com.

  33. These are both beautiful, fun to see the change in your style. Love the fabric on the new one, thanks for sharing!

  34. That is so so so cute! I absolutely adore the fabric:)

  35. Hi Terry, What a fabulous transformation! I love the fabric and thick cushion on the bench. Thank you for linking to my party this week.

  36. Great selection on the fabric for the new guy. I also adore the older one you did with all the detailed painting.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD


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