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


Charming birdie bench

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

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  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.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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

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

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

    Cecilia B

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

  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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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


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