May 11, 2010

It's Done!

Thanks for your patience as we worked on this project. And wouldn't you know it ~ once it was completed, our internet connection went ka-pooey! So now that we're back in working order its time to share:
Bed Gone Bench
The Story:
We were given an old bed with a broken leg.
But the scrolled legs and slat back were so neat
I immediately saw the potential for a bench.  I even had the perfect fabrics in mind ~ they were too good a deal to pass up and I just knew that someday I would find use for them ~ and I did! I just love the eclectic look of mixed fabrics!
Then the hunt for cushions began and within a week I found the perfect ones! .
The fabric was very worn and they needed to be cut to size but did you know that an electric knife to foam is like a hot knife to a stick of butter?! It worked like a dream.  
then the fun began ~ I hand stitched the fabric to the cushions to ensure a neat,secure job.

The most amazing part of this whole story is that the total cost for this bench was less than $20 ~ that's right less than twenty dollars!!

I love it, love it, love it!


Dar said...

Well, lookie see what a fine find and job you did on your dream. Sooooo very, very cool. I love, Love, LOVE the scrolled legs and the fabrics. It IS the coolest bench Cher. I'm so proud of you and now, did I hear you say how nice that would look in front of my fireplace? So sweet of you.

~mel said...

Hand stitched!!! ~ you are superwoman! and superman ~ I have to remember to give Thom some credit here. lol Your project turned out super fantastic and what a deal on the price... can't wait to see your bench under the arbor with you sitting on it sipping wine. Also, can't wait to see the next project. ALSO, if you run out of projects I have some that you can work on.

Rosewood Cottage said...

wowsers! this is amazing! what a gorgeous find and the fabrics are so rich and awesome! beautiful find and work you did on this! :)

moni said...

Really lovely Cher..I am totally jealouis of your amazing talent!

Sayit-baldys said...


lil sis said...

Awesome bed.
Lovin' it all.
Did you find the cushions
at St. Vinnies too?
Thanks for the hint about the
electric knife for cutting foam...
could have used that once or twice!

Cathy Clementz said...

Boy are YOU talented!!! I'm into stapling and taping, not stitchery by any stretch of anyone's imagination. AND your end result is beautiful!!

mountain.mama said...

That is beautiful! and, no, I didn't know you could use an electric knife on foam. Learn something new every day.

Deborah said...

LoVe the fabrics! Very bohemian and FUN looking. Job well done!
**blows kisses** Deb

KC Frantzen said...

I love it too!

It's just BEAUTIFUL. Wow did y'all ever do a magnificent job. Love it!!!

KC Frantzen

Dee said...

Wow! You have a good eye and talent for recreating.It is lovely! Where are you going to put it?

~mel said...

Hey... me again... popping in to see what new project you have going now. Anxiously awaiting!! I need a creative idea for something to do ... any suggestions??? or do I have to go and put a bug in another sisters ear??? lol

The Retired One said...

But hand stitched? You are a workaholic!!! ha

Kathy said...

It fabulous!

Dee said...

Wow! You have a good eye and did a fantastic job on this bench. It's gorgeous!
What a wonderful and fun project.

DoanLegacy said...

Wow..I would love to have this piece of furniture for my house. You did a fantastic make-over!

Nancy said...

What a great idea! I love it! It looks wonderful!