From Tattered & Torn to Grey & Gorgeous: Metal Entry Bench Makeover

Sometimes buying furniture is like finding your one true love- as soon as you stop looking, the perfect one show up.

That is the case I had the other day at Salvation Army when I saw this bench.

I took a good look at it while I was there before deciding to slip it into my backseat and bring it on home. It definitely had its issues- tears, rips, mismatched buttons, and duct tape for the most part- but it also had a really good sturdy metal base & a really good seat with just enough puff to be comfortable.

I started in the usual fashion with a quick wipe-down of the whole thing with Clorox wipes. Luckily the top was vinyl, which made cleaning the seat easier. For this deconstruction, I didn't have to tear off fabric or anything- a nice change of pace!

Then I popped the seat off and cut the new fabric for the top.

I got this fabulous grey herringbone upholstery fabric on super sale at Hancock Fabrics due to their company liquidation. It's soft, and has a great look to it.

While I reupholstered the seat, I was waiting on the frame to dry. It has been a pretty gloomy day, with spastic rain & crappy winds, and I wasn't sure that the frame would dry today at all. Luckily it did, and I got a nice oil rubbed bronze finish on this originally very brassy frame.

Once the frame was dry, all I had to do was pop the seat back on with a few screws, and...

Voila! I haven't gotten any really good pictures of the finished bench, but you can see how much better it looks!

I'd like to perfect that corner there, and do another coat of paint on a much nicer day, but this little beauty is pretty fabulous as-is! I'm excited to find the perfect place for it in the house & be able to easily bring it out for extra seating when needed.

Another easy project for the books! More Quick N Easy projects on the way for you all as well in the next few weeks- time for a spring refresh!

See you soon!


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