Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bench made from old end table

Good Morning my Beauties!
I hope you are having a good week so far...I
don't know about you guys, but the days are flying by.
I have been able to get a few projects snuck in here and there..and this is one of them.

If you remember my 14 year old daughter did me a huge favor by scoring one of two tables
at a garage sale for me. I couldn't believe it when I got the call. She was all teenager like..
"hey Mom, I am at the garage sale and I know you like to buy old junk and fix it"
I just laughed...
"well anyway, I got you a table for $5 and a beat up one for $2"
I couldn't have been more proud!!
Then, "Now you need to come pick it up" and "I want my money back"

As for beat up..she was kinda right....The table top must have been really damaged so they just
stuck this piece of wood on top. I thought about sanding it and painting it.
But then I had a better Idea.

I went to hobby lobby and got some of that really dense batting they sell right by the roll in the
fabric department. 

I stapled it down and then covered it with one of my "at the moment, FAVORITE fabrics"

went outside and painted the base with a mix of Vermont slate and Dover white.

I then waxed and distressed it and reattached the seat to the base.

It turned out so cute. I tried to figure out a way to keep it in my house...but it didn't fit anywhere.
But the good news is...that before I could even post about it; it SOLD..
So happy day to me...LOL!

I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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Tami Michel said...

Love those kind of days Karin. And don't you just love it when your kids are watching out for you when they are out and about. So sweet! Cute bench, great job as always!

Tami Michel said...

P.S. Just shared this on my facebook page! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

So loving this, Karin!!! Fantastic, as always! Great repurpose!

Unknown said...

beautiful! and the legs color is great!

Unknown said...

Love the cover of this looks like now a vintage style.

Recreate and Decorate said...

Great idea! I may have to recreate this myself! Thanks!

Adorned From Above said...

I love this redo. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Julia Kendrick said...

I love how this turned out! Great job! I have an extra end table here that I may do this with! Your newest follower at

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

It turned out terrific. I can see why it sold so fast.


Laurie | Love Your Surroundings said...

I love this idea! I have a couple of tables in my living that need to be replaced or made over. If I decide to replace, I may have to try something like this with the old ones. Nice job! Stopping by via Crafty Scrappy Happy link party.

Kara @ Where Happy Begins said...

Awesome job. I love the fabric!

Craftberry Bush said...

that fabric is just looks great...thank you so much for sharing at our first HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY linky party...xo

Denise said...

Awesome, I totally love the fabric!

Unknown said...

That looks fantastic! I really love the fabric you chose...nice job! I would be thrilled if you'd share it here:

the cape on the corner said...

that looks great, i love the fabric. glad your daughter found it!

Good Time Charlie said...

What a great project! I love Redouxs like this, and now you have an adorable new bench instead of a not so lovely end table!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love the transformation! What a great fabric and it looks great with the paint color!

Unknown said...

Well done! I love the colours. Thanks for sharing - I found you from Funky Junk Interiors :-)

Cassie Bustamante said...

love this! the fabric is SO fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin-

I am featuring your bench in my end of the month “Favorite Blogger Town Furniture” series. I’ve included a picture and a link to your blog on Mrs. White Twig & Tea today. You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks so much! -Angela @