As hubby continues to work on renovating the guest room, I’m still working on refreshing the master bedroom.
It takes awhile to pull things together around here, but one item that has finally been marked off of the “to do” list is re-upholstering the french provincial bench that I recently found at an estate sale.
The bench was a good price at $32.00, and I liked the size of it, because I wanted it to sit at the foot of our king size bed.
The previous owner had painted the legs in a chalky white paint which will work for now. At some point I may sand those legs down to the natural wood and stain them.
The bench was originally upholstered in a small yellow gingham check.
It was pretty, but didn’t work with my color scheme.
Since I had recently purchased a beautiful blue buffalo plaid from Ballard Designs to re-upholster the petite french loveseat in the bedroom, I decided this bench would also be perfect in the same fabric.
It was a quick and easy upholstery project, finishing it in just a couple of hours.
I upholstered right over the top of the original fabric since it was in good condition, and it saved time not having to strip it completely down to the bones.
I also added nailhead trim using nailhead trim strips from Amazon.
If you do a lot of upholstery, you may already know about this amazing nailhead trim.
I had not seen it before, and will definitely be using it again!
Even though I have always loved nailhead trim, but hate having to nail all those tacks.
Finding this nailhead trim strip makes it so much easier!
The trim comes in a roll and I simply laid out the strip along the edge of the bench.
At every fifth tack, there’s a hole in which you actually nail a tack into it to hold the strip down.
Nailhead trim could not be easier!
I love the way it turned out and the blue is perfect with the bedding.
Now I’m going to have to order more fabric for the loveseat!
We’ve added a few more new things to the room that you may have spied….so stay tuned.
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