Sunday, June 19, 2011

Storage Bench- Before and After

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Thought I'd share this nifty little storage bench I picked up at an estate sale.  I looked and it and it reminded me of something my grandpa would've made.  It was calling my name and I had to take it home. This is what it looked like when I got it.

Masonite storage bench

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First I patched up some of the small holes with wood filler.  Than I removed the top and the vinyl seat fabric.  Underneath was smelly original foam padding so I tore that out as well.  Next I primed it.

Primed storage bench

Then I painted it and started working on the top.  I didn't want to use $22.00 foam padding so I used  $6.00 carpet padding instead.  You can see how I did that here.  I used upholstery/ drapery fabric to cover the top.

green gray graphic fabricAnd here is the final product.

cream storage bench

I love it.  I'm almost inspired to use it as a pattern and make a banquette with similar construction.  I think that would be awesome.





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  1. Love this! Great makeover and it's so pretty now!

  2. Love the finished project, amazing! So inspiring!! I have a toy box that could use a seat on top, and your carpet padding idea is fantastic, thanks!

  3. Wow!! I absolutely love this! :) Featuring it on my FB page!: )

  4. Great Job.. You did amazing looks wonderful!

  5. I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  6. Its a great storage box. Love how it turned out. Love the pattern of the fabric and also the colour you used. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  7. I need this!! I have been looking high and low for a storage bench for blankets!

  8. check my for sale link. You never know what you will find : )

  9. Love the job you did on this, particularly the fabric xx Ava