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