Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Recovering a bench

Minnie's aunt had a cute black metal vanity in her bedroom when she was little. Now that she is grown up and married, it has sat in a corner for years. So one day they brought it over for Minnie's room.

The whole thing was in great condition, with a pretty glass table top and a mirror but the bench fabric was worn and a little dated (think 'rose and forest green'). So we made a trip to the fabric store and picked out pink, red and orange fabrics that match the eye-watering bright colors in her room.

Foam is surprisingly expensive so I used some egg-crate pad to cushion the seat. After sewing strips of the fabrics together, I pulled it tight over the foam and stapled it to the underside of the bench.

She was very happy with the result.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Way cute, Jeri!!!