Saturday, July 16, 2011

The sitting room…continued….

Well, now that the sitting room is "done" (for the most part), I need furniture!  So I traveled over to my trusty Goodwill and found this.... 


Ten Buckaroos - BONUS!


OK, needed some help. 


But it was perfect for what I had in mind.


I had bought this material at our local fabric outlet, and had originally intended on using it to reupholster my Nanny's couch  - I'd been searching for material like this for.... well,years actually!

When I found it I was thrilled!


Until I saw that it was $50 a yard - and I needed nine yards for the couch. 

Not happening...

Onto Plan B.
 I painted the coffee table...


And since I was terrified to actually cut the material myself since I had NEVER done anything like this before, I did what any 40 year old would do.

I called my mommy.


We brought the painted bench upstairs and attached the foam and batting to the top and started with fabric - stapling and pulling and pulling and stapling. 


When it was done, I loved the top.

And I hated the bottom.

The green didn't look the way I thought it would (couldn't have anything to do with the fact that I picked it out without a swatch of material and painted it in my dark basement.....)

I went back and tried to find something similar to the green in my Great Aunt Pearl's chair but couldn't.


Isn't that chair adorable?

So, I picked another color from the fabric....


.......taped up the upholstery with thick black garbage bags and SPRAYED.


A little oil rubbed bronze on the handle, which was refastened and I was done.

And since red is one of my favorite colors, I love to have something red in just about every room.


The bench will sit in front of the couch when I get that reupholstered.

I have an idea in my head, but haven't found what I'm looking for - yet.

I love that the deep purple in this room allows me to play with so many different colors!


So, there you have it.  

Furniture piece numero uno.

Oh, but there's more.....



Shelia said...

Your coffee table turned bench looks wonderful. I have an old coffee table I want to do this to also. How did you attach the foam so it wouldn't slide around. My coffee table is wood except the top is a laminate looking wood.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

Hi Sheila :) I used Spray adhesive on the top of the table and placed the foam on it. Honestly though, the material is pulled so tight that I don't it would go anywhere anyway :)

Becolorful said...

Love that you showed us the failed side too. It is somehow comforting to know that I am not the only one that usually does things more than once to get it right. I have never been a huge fan of that green but the red/cordovan is a show stopper and perfect with the fabric. Great post. Thanks for linking it up to Motivated Monday at beColorful