Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project: Reupholster!

For those of you who don't know (and since I started posting AFTER the fact, most of you probably don't know) I have recently purchased my first home. YAY! It has been *so* much fun decorating it and making it home. It's a work in progress and I'm about to start working on my next project! I'll post pics of my past projects for those of you who aren't on facebook :) in the coming weeks...

My bathroom has a vanity instead of a second sink - which is great for putting on make-up, doing my hair, etc. But it needed a bench. I've been on the lookout for one now since I moved in this past November. No luck. I randomly went into HomeGoods not thinking that I'd find anything.... but I round the corner of a random isle and VIOLA! There she is!

Perfect size, great color, squishy comfy seat, uh-oh.... its broken! I approached anyway. Picked up the price tag. TWENTY BUCKS?!?! As I examined it - the nails had come loose on the one leg and the upholstery was ripped. That was it. Everything else was in perfect condition. Well... I hadn't exactly bargained for a project... I've never upholstered a thing in my life... but... I'll take it!

The nails were easily and sturdily put back into place with a few simple hammer hits. The upholstery will be a different story. Stay tuned as I venture into into my first attempt at reupholstering. I'm either going to go with a brown zebra fabric... or perhaps a Marilyn Monroe vinyl - as suggested by one of my genius besties! So what do ya'll think? What have I gotten myself into?!?!


  1. I was totally thinking zebra too! Or a white faux crocodile material. If you go for a softer fabric- I think the bench would love a little bling. A la sequin trim or mirror around the legs though I have to imagine that is considerably more involved than desired...

  2. ohhhh... BLING! That's an awesome idea... I do love shiny things!


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