Little Birdie Bench

Greetings Friends! One of the great things about thrift store bargains is that you can always re-upcycle like I did with this pretty little piano bench...

Piano bench upcycle

When I found her several years ago abandoned in a thrift store corner, her legs were wobbly and paint was peeling.  Unfortunately those were pre-blogging days so I don't have the original before photos, but here is the first after.  I tightened her legs, sanded, painted, added batting and a velvet cover.  She rested comfortably at the foot of my bed until I decided to re-upcycle her...

Upcycled piano bench

Most of the work was already done--I mainly wanted to give her new clothes. Remember my little birdie tablecloth? It was so charming on my chair cushions, I decided to use it again. The only thing better than a good upcyle is a free one! I started with the staple gun, trimming and turning under fabric as needed.

Upcycled piano bench

When I got to the hinges, I removed the screws from only one at a time which gave me room to fit the rest of the fabric through without taking off the whole bench top. Also I worked on it right where it is pictured, so the support of the wall behind helped.  I stapled close to the hinge area, and then screwed the first hinge back on before continuing and repeated. 

Upcycled piano bench

Ta-daa! 

Charming birdie bench

I know I'm not the only one to re-upcycle, I want to hear about yours! 


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13 comments:

  1. Love that fabric and it make everything look so pretty. Great job Cecilia.
    I'm thinking of putting a bench in the up-dated bathroom.
    May just end up with a chair though.
    You always inspire me.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  2. Very nice!! Not doing much re-upcycling but I have been re-decorating my front porch for Fall over and over!!

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  3. This is so charming, Cecilia...I love your fabric choice! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm a new follower on Bloglovin!

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  4. It looks great, Cecilia! I do adore the birdie tablecloth you've used!

    Hugs
    Cecilia B

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  5. I've always wanted to recover something, you make it look easy!
    Love the fabric you choose :)

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  6. There's nothing better than being able to upcycle an upcycle. Love the fabric you chose. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  7. I like the wall with the white frames on it. Just what I have been looking for!
    XX Jo

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  8. OHHHHHHHH how stinking cute is that fabric?! I adore it. So great to know we aren't just limited to the fabric store, eh? Tablecloths, curtains, hey it's all fair game! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday and I'm pinning on the highlights board.

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  9. Love the fabric Cecilia! Reminds me that I bought the frame to a vintage ottoman three years ago and have wanted to cover it with some bird fabric that I already have. I just need to buy a piece of pltboard and foam. Can't believe I forgot about it! Love how yours turned out!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Nice job! The birds are so cute. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  11. Featuring this on today's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. :)

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  12. Very nice! I have a piano bench yet I don't think my hubby would appreciate as he still uses his piano lol

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  13. I still love that fabric, Cecilia! And the pillow on th bench is super cute, too.

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