Monday, February 11, 2013

A Dreamy Bench

Ever since I saw the French style stool in Maria of Dreamy White's bedroom, I have been on the look-out for one.  You know the one...gorgeous curved legs with perfect patina...check out this post to have a look.  I just love the way Maria mixes the elegant with the rustic!

So you can imagine my delight when coming across this small table at the White Elephant outlet store recently.  I transformed it into a bench with a simple canvas drop-cloth upholstery job on the top.


Cheerful roses rest on top...

Here's how the table looked when I got it.  It needed a good cleaning.

I knew this top needed covering, too.  I thought about painting the table, but just didn't want to lose all the fantastic patina.

To transform it into a bench, I used 1-inch foam covered by batting.  Each was cut to fit the top oval shape.  Next I simply cut canvas drop-cloth (from Home Depot) slightly larger than the oval shape.  I sewed piping around the edge of the drop-cloth, and stapled the fabric to the top over the foam & batting.

It's a nice mix of the refined with the simple and rustic.

Some other treasures I found at the same outlet....this pretty vintage hat:


and these old tattered books.  I love the 'No 3' on the first page:

I've got one more thing to share - all the snow we received over the weekend!  It took us a while to dig out, but it certainly is beautiful.  Yesterday we went sledding in the plowed mountain of snow in our front yard.
FUN!


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25 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh my goodness...you did get the snow! I'm glad you has some fun with it!

Love, love , love the table and what you did with it! You really brought out it's true beauty and gave it another life! Great job, Susan!

XO,
Jane

pballard said...

Love Love Love the bench. Great Job!

It's me said...

Love the bench !!! wowww...great job !!...love from me...xxx...

Vintage Market Place said...

Your transformation is so lovely!
That is so french and romantic.

Loving your other finds but that snow!
oh my goodness.
It really reminds me of my childhood when the blizzard of '82 hit. Kids dream of this snow and all the igloos we made and sled rides. Oh so much fun. I remember as if it were yesterday. Enjoy it all for me.
Amy

Donna said...

What a beautiful table turned bench! I love the shape, and you are right, it has great curves:) Wow, that mountain of snow is amazing! Bet your kids are enjoyin snow day!!

Victoria said...

I love your little bench Susan! What a great idea that was to cover it! That is a lot of snow you've got there, wow...stay warm and safe!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

SO jealous mon amie!! ADORE that table-turned-bench!! ummmm.....i'm not happy that you "picked" at our favorite spot without "moi!" ;(

Heaven's Walk said...

What a great find, Susan!!! You did a beautiful job on that sweet bench! And wow....did you ever get the snow!!! So glad that you dug your way out and had some fun in it! :)

xoxo laurie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that bench--it is so pretty. My kids would be in 7th heaven at your house--all that beautiful snow!

Monica said...

Love, love, love! Everything is so pretty (house and roses included!) :)
Hugs!

lynn said...

such a pretty bench! i love the idea of using a table, susan:) i've been looking for a vanity chair, but, now, i'm thinking i should just cover my oval table in the garage--tfs!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Another fabulous treasure from the place I MUST get to! You did a wonderful job transforming it!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful idea! And a wonderful result! Love the lines. So beautiful in your house.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

such a different idea and soooo cute.

June said...

This is awesome Susan! I LOVE how it turned out. You have such a great eye for beauty my sweet friend!
The snowfall you got is amazing...I'm so glad you were able to keep power. I think being without power is one of the hardest things.
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day.
hugs from me...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great finds! You turned that table into a wonderful bench. I love the legs of that piece. The hat is beautiful tool.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Julia

fromgentogen said...

What a wonderful bench...Blessings, Becky

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

love the bench.. whew that is some snow, NC is getting a glimpse of spring.

Suzan Sweatman said...

PINNER PINNER PINNER!!!!
That is just beautiful!
So perfectly graceful - I just love it!
Where do you live ( with all that snow? ) I'm in Montreal :)
Your newest follower ( would love a follow back when you have the time )
Hugs,
Suzan

MONICA LIVAS said...

AMAZING BENCH!

Debbie said...

I LOVE the bench, Susan!
You did a wonderful job on it!
So glad you were able to enjoy all that snow!
Have a great weekend.
xxoo

Amy Kinser said...

You did a wonderful job on your bench. It looks beautiful all fixed up and sitting so pretty. The whole area is gorgeous!

Such a nice visit this afternoon. Blessings to you, Amy

Donna Wilkes said...

Loved everything about the table transformed into a bench. It is perfect for the room. Beautiful photography. Do not know if I could take that much snow!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE YOUR LITTLE TABLE TURNED BENCH AND I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT , IF THAT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
LAUREN

Alicia said...

ME GUSTA ESTE BLOG.....
QIUE NEVADA MAS GRANDE!!!!!!
SALUDITOS

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