Making it Pretty {a bench}

As part of striving to live life more in the moment as I talked about in this post, I followed through with a simple DIY. I must say I was so inspired that I ended up doing two more that day, but they are less photo worthy. Who really wants to see an organized utensil drawer. This bench we had for years. We bought a pair at Pier 1 maybe 6 years ago on clearance to use with our then dining table. Since then they moved around spot to spot in our old house and have been recovered a dozen times. We kept one in the move and gave this one to my sister. It was in desperate need of recovering after years of use. I took it down to the original fabric. It's so ugly, but I covered them as soon as we bought them and they were cheap, but sturdy. This is also where buying classic pieces no matter the price can serve you for years.

I had this fabric from Serena and Lily in my stock pile and it went with my sister's new house perfectly.

I then took the time to recover it loving. It ended up being a fun girl time and got my creative juices flowing again. it really was so simple, but made the tired old bench look new and pretty again.

Isn't she lovely? It almost made me want to keep it. HA. Hopefully my sister will let me share it in her house soon!

  Sources: fabric: Serena and Lily | pouf {similar} | frame: Room and Board | basket: Homegoods {similar} | wall color: talc by Martha Stewart for Home Depot

 

Sources:

fabric: Serena and Lily | pouf {similar} | frame: Room and Board | basket: Homegoods {similar} | wall color: talc by Martha Stewart for Home Depot