One more of my yardsale finds got an update last week. This cute vanity bench that I scored in Birmingham for $10 finally got some new fabric on it. This bench had stumped me forever, since I couldn’t figure out how to get the darn cushion off the top to staple new fabric on there. I finally gave up trying and just stapled the fabric around the base of the cushion and added some wide trim to hide the staples and that worked like a charm.
Here’s what it looked like when I brought it home and it’s been like this all this time. Not very pretty fabric, but it sort of went with my old colors, but definitely not with my new ones of blue and green. Time for a facelift! I just had to figure out a way to recover that cushion. Nothing I tried would get the seat off, so I had to resort to another method.
I had this pretty lime green velvet in my stash for years. It originally came from Ballard Designs and I picked up a few yards of it in their Atlanta store. Since I already had it, I worked with it and it blends in nicely with my greens and blues in my bedroom. I simply stapled it with an electric staple gun all the way around the perimeter of the bench, hitting wood along the way and securing the fabric in place. Then, I went back with my scissors and trimmed off the fabric so that it was just above the wood part of the bench under the cushion. The trim will cover up all the imperfections. Sorry, forgot to take a pic of that part!
This cute 1” trim was perfect for my project and I got 2 yards of it. With my hot glue gun, I simply wrapped it around the base of the cushion and secured it all in place. All the ugly staples are covered and I’ve got a brand new looking bench.
Much better than the old original gold fabric, don’t you think?
This little girlie spot is so perfect for my vanity and putting on my makeup. I just love it!
The freshly covered cushion really makes me happy too.
Amazing what a little fabric and new trim will do for an old piece.
Have you got a bench that needs a facelift? Got fabric and trim? For just a few dollars you can get a new look too!