I feel as if this makeover has taken me forever to finish! I kept changing my mind as to what I wanted to do with it, lets call it decorating ADD! I really love so many different looks that I kept changing my mind! Do you all ever get that way?
This is actually the second makeover for this little guy, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!!
Just a little recap, I bought this table at a thrift store for $9.99, with every intention of turning the piece into a bench for a little nook under the window in my bedroom.
After its first little makeover it looked like this
It lived like this for about a year or so. I really did love it like this but I've been wanting to do something new in my bedroom and the color of this would have fought to much with the drapes I'm making for the room. So it had to go! I've always been a paint- the- furniture- white kinda girl and to an extent I still am, but living in am apartment right now that does NOT allow paint on the walls can look a little blah with all white furniture! So that was why I went with such a vibrant yellow!
I started thinking about refinishing this project again when I found a gorgeous yellow and white fabric for drapes in my bedroom, and since this is going to be placed right next to my new drapes the color definitely needed to be taken down a notch!
As I didn't need to sand or prime this piece it was much easier to get started on than the last time I refinished it!! I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not but this was originally a coffee table that had two inlaid wood squares in the center of it. That is what I cut out and then put batting and fabric on to give it a nice upholstered finished look.
Anyway back to the painting I decided to use Benjamin Moore paint with a pearl luster in graphite. Its pretty much a soft shade of black...if I can call black a soft shade..
Here's some pictures of me painting the piece!
Sorry the quality is not the best, I took them on my iphone....it was the closest thing I had, and I couldn't find my camera !
Can you see the chevron fabric in the top right corner? I've got something planned for that! Hopefully it will work out! But I'll share with you all one way or the other! Cross your fingers for me!
After painting all day I then had to undo the upholstery, and as you can see by use of the butter knife it was very professional!
Tiny little staples went everywhere....but don't worry about my little toes....I think I got all of them off the floor......I think.....
Next I measured and cut my fabric
Sorry I couldn't get any pictures of me actually stapling the fabric on, I was the only one home at the time and it was too hard to staple and take a picture!
But if you have never done this before, it super easy just lay your wood on top of your fabric, print side down. Then take the very center of one side and staple, then go to the opposite side and staple the center again. Your remaining two side are the same, pull the fabric taut and staple in the center. Once the center of every side is done, I then like to staple in between the center staple ( of whichever side you want) and the corner again trying to staple in the center of those two things. I pretty much do that all the way around flipping to the opposite of the wood. I apologize if this is confusing...but its kinda hard to explain. But by flipping to opposite sides of the wood you ensure that no one side is pulled to tight, making you fabric lopsided. This is especially important if you are working with a pattern!
But if you just keep in mind that one thing, and keep flipping you will be fine!
Here she is with her new fabric!
The paint was still kinda tacky so I only set the upholstered squares on top!
And here she is under the window in my bedroom!
And here she is a few days later with a few pillows on her!
I still have not completely pushed my upholstered squares into the wood where they should be. I really want the paint to cure for a week or so before I do that!
I love how it came out!
It was so worth all my indecision with what to do with it!
Now lets see if I can get those new drapes finished!
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