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.
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