Friday, April 10, 2009


*Thanks for all of your thoughts on this! I decided to leave it as is, with the original wood top. If it doesn't sell in a month or so, I will probably cover it in the fabric. I am going to make a pillow out of the fabric to sit on it. Thanks again!

Usually I know just how I want a piece to look--it speaks to me and I have a vision for it. So when I found this bench at a thrift store I knew what I wanted the finished bench to look like.

After taking out a bajillion staples and removing these lovely layers of fabric, I discovered a bench top that I didn't expect to like, but do, and thus my dilemma.

So I am taking votes, but you only have until the morning to vote because I want to take the bench out to my antique booth. And Friday night of Easter weekend is not the greatest time of readership so all of you lurkers need to come out of hiding and vote too. As you can see, I already painted the legs cream. Keep it as is, with the wood top (it is scratched, but looks good that way),

or recover the top with padding and this fabric (it is just lying here in this picture). The fabris is not showing up great-it is blue and cream and tan. Thanks for your help!


  1. I would do neither...I'd paint it to match the legs :-)

  2. I vote for leaving it as it is. A stained wood top and painted legs is a very good look. Plus you don't have to do any more work!

    Have a great Easter!

  3. I say leave it with the painted legs and the plain top. It has a lovely primitive look. If it doesn't sell, you can always alter it later. I would buy it as it is!

  4. Love the padded check top.. Can't go wrong either way though. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  5. My vote is to leave it with the wood top. Let the buyer decide if they want to paint or pad it.


  6. I like the fabric, but I see I'm outnumbered!
    However, Cottage Lifestyle's suggestion makes sense...let the buyer decide.
    Happy Easter!

  7. Im probably too late, but I like it the way it is, timber top! So, what did you decide?
    P.S Happy Easter!

  8. Love the wood's warm & welcoming!


  9. Oh it's so cute both ways. I'm leaning towards the fabric.
    I've been LOOOKING for a bench like this!!
    Envy :)

  10. I think I'd like it with the upholstered plaid top.

  11. I like it either way. I would probably do the fabric.

  12. You couldn't go wrong!
    Thanks for your encouragement today. I needed it :)


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!