November 21, 2013

Coffee Table turned Bench Seat

This is a project I've seen lots on the internet and wanted to try for a while.

I finally found the perfect coffee table to use as a bench...and I don't have a before photo...oops!

I'll just have to skip to the pretty shots then :)

I painted the base and legs in a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg and Old White, then gave it a light wash using Paris Grey before distressing then sealing with clear wax.
I had an idea for the upholstered top - I wanted to give it a point of difference, so I bought some covered button kits from Spotlight, and used a combination of some of my favourite fabrics on them - six in total.
For the upholstered top I firstly measured where I wanted the buttons, and drilled holes through the tabletop for the button strings to be threaded through.  I then attached some foam rubber with spray adhesive, making a slight indent in the padding where the button holes were, then wrapped the top in wadding.  I used  a lovely linen and wool mix fabric that I have had for some time - here is the Daybed project I originally bought it for.
This upholstery job was completed by a professional.
I attached the buttons using a method I found here.

This piece (and the cushion) got snapped up at the first market I took it to :)
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  1. It looks fabulous! Love the different buttons! the one I did was the 1st thing to sell, have to make another!

  2. What a wonderful bench! And the buttons are just darling!

  3. Gorgeous Karen! Love the fabric, looks so luxe!
    I would happily plonk myself down on it ;-)
    No before?!? How could you forget?! Lol, I've done it soo many times!

  4. OMG. What a talented arty-farty little Kiwi you are! Love it!!!

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  6. looks great Karen you did a really nice job-dee x

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