Remember this fabric? And this bench I scored at the abandoned house last week? Well, my husband threw down the proverbial gauntlet the other night when he said, "I bet you this stuff sits in here for months." The "here" is our garage. Gasp! Does he dare doubt my desire to have these amazing pieces in our house or my longing to have my parking space back in the garage? Shocking. Just to prove him wrong, I got started on my make-overs straight away. First object to tackle? The easiest one of course... the bench.
Step 1: clean with bleach and mold remover
Step 2: rip lining off the bottom and remove legs
Step 3: vacuum out the cobwebs, spiders and other unrecognizable critters
Step 4: measure and cut fabric
Step 5: stretch fabric and staple
Step 6: reattach legs
Step 7: find lovely home for bench in new guest/craft room
Step 8: GLOAT!
Step 9: squeal with delight when husband approves and even comments on the fabric
Step 10: pat self on back and enjoy fruits of labor
Bonus - it's just the right height for the boys to sit on and use to get up on the tall bed. Total cost of finished piece: $4.00. Ahhh, all in a day's work for this stay at home mommy! xo