April 12, 2010

Table Turned Bench

Hey everyone... so I've been working all weekend on getting things ready to go for Ryan's party coming up soon but I thought you might actually want to see something fun.

Remember how I'm addicted to redoing furniture lately?

Well one of my projects I wanted to do was transform this little table:

This used to be the table that our tv sat on in the back living room.
I got it at an antique store for around ten bucks.
But when I did this piece I put our tv on it.

So this was just hanging out.
And we need more seating.

Hence... the bench idea.

Now granted, not a traditional bench. A bench with a drawer and a little higher than most but
it was what was in my head. :)

So here goes...

I painted the base and drawer in antique white. I primed it and everything but the wood didn't like the spray paint very well.
I had to cover up my drips well. :/

Then basically I just glazed that bottom portion.

Sorry I didn't take pictures for the next part but we were inside and it was dark :)

Me and my sister grabbed the little sucker and put a piece of foam on it.
I had to buy a piece and cut it since it was such a weird shaped top.

Then I took my beautiful fabric and stapled it up under the tabletop. It was interesting going around those little legs but it did.
Yes, it did.

Didn't it turn out beautiful?

I wish I had used a thicker piece of foam but, hey, it works.

I figure we can either use it to sit on when we need extra seating but it's firm enough still to put a trap on with some fun accessories :)

It adds color to my back living room... which I'm slowly starting to love.

I love having the drawer on it.

One more time... see how amazing the difference is with a little color?

It stands out.

I love it.

Hope you do too :)




  1. Wow, Kelsey I am seriously impressed. One of these days I will attempt furniture!! :)

  2. I really love how you covered the top with fabric!!

  3. This is a great makeover! We did something similar with our coffee table we no longer used. Makes a great bench now!

  4. Looks GREAT! Thanks for linking up to Anything Related!

  5. Super cute! What a great idea! I love black damask!!

  6. That turned out amazing! I guess as far as addictions go, furniture remodeling is a pretty good one to have. I really love that it has a drawer!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

  7. A big success!
    I've been dallying with the table-to-bench idea also, but it's great to see you went ahead!

  8. I do love it! Very nice transformation! I've been looking for a bench for our master bedroom FOREVER. I need to get creative, like you! Love the fabric. Great job.

  9. WOW! I love it! The fabric you chose is adorable! It makes me want to refinished so many thing in my house! Thanks for linking up to Ta-dah Tuesday!

  10. It turned out super darling... and I love me some damask! way to go! JGG

  11. This turned out so cute, I want to find a little table that is similar
    so I can do the same thing!

  12. That is just darling. I love the color you used and the material on top. Absolutely timeless and beautiful!

    Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!


  13. Ooooo! super cool! Love that you'd use it for extra seating - as I get older I'm all about the cush for the tush & tootsies : )

  14. Please come to my house and tell me what to do. I love this!


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