I admit it. I've been kind of a lazy person. I mean I go to work, I keep my house pretty clean, etc., but doing the extra stuff, ugh, it's so hard to get started! When I see the floor that needs sweeping and the dust piling up on the nightstand and the counters that need cleaning I tend to spend all my energy doing those things - the dreaded housework! So that pretty much ZAPS my time and any little bit of creativity goes out the window~
Well, not anymore! We used to have a cleaning person way back last year and we had to stop for a while due to lack of extra funds.. now we got her back! Not only is she the bestest cleaning person, she's my bestest friend too :D I am ready to get back to doing some fun projects!
A couple weekends ago I was able to jump right into a little project (since my floors were clean and all sheets were washed!) AND my wonderful sister, Khrissi, was here to help! I inherited this bench when I moved in with Hubby. It's not bad, but I really wanted to jazz it up a bit.
We got the Rub n Buff and just started applying it with our fingers... humm... something didn't look quite right... hummm...
Well - if I had actually READ any of the awesome instructions from one of my favorite bloggers, Sammy at ReNew ReDo, I would have learned how to do this properly! She is amazing and has detailed instruction on how to use this product. So, we stopped half-way through and read Sammy's instructions.. We realized we needed to go on and finish what we'd started and then wait 24 hours to buff it. So we did and then moved on to the cushion.
It's awesome to have a helper~! Khrissi removed all of the cording, and there were a go-zillion staples! We planned on covering right over the old fabric. It was in great shape so no need to remove it. We cut our fabric, lined it up where we wanted it, then pinned it in place. I forgot to take pictures of that :(
The following weekend I finished up the Rub N Buff on the base using Sammy's instructions (but since I had gotten them backward I had to be very careful with it), and started stapling the fabric to the cushion.
I cut off the extra fabric and then set it on the frame just to see how it would look.. still needed to make the piping, but that was going to have to wait another week..
Then I stapled the cording to the bottom of the cushion [which I also did not photograph.. ugh] and put the whole thing back together! Voila! Ain't she purdy?
See how the piping just finishes it off so nicely? And here it is back home at the foot of my bed..
Are you guys asleep yet? Is this the longest darn before & after post ever? Are you still with me? If so here's one more look at the before & after! I'm in love with this bench now! So Sexy!!
I have much work to do in the Master bedroom, so, don't judge! We'll eventually get to it :o) For now I'm just going to enjoy my little victory, and have a seat on my bench.
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