12 October 2010

Before and After: Spoonful of Yellow Flowers Padded Bench

Happy Tuesday friends! This reveal has been a long time coming...I'm still working on my commission for Jeannette (it's a big job!) but in the meantime, I was inspired to finish this project over the long weekend.

It all started out like this early in the summer, a great little thrift store find with nice legs.

I worked hard on revamping this piece into this...sanding and priming and painting and finishing.  I recovered the padded seat TWICE with this adorable polka dot fabric only to have the fabric run both times.  You can read about my frustrations here! I eventually put her to the back of the room and left well enough alone for a few months.

I could have recovered her again but the fabric was cheap and I wasn't happy with the results.  So when my new fabric arrived from Swanky Swell, I knew she needed an extreme bench makeover.  Here she is now!

Isn't she lovely?  If you live in the Winnipeg area and you see this lovin' spoonful fitting right into your space, you can purchase it here!

Have a great day!


  1. I love this new one even better! That fabric is gorgeous..

  2. That looks great:) I love the new colour

  3. It's beautiful! And I love how you set up your photos like something you'd find in a magazine.

  4. I really liked the first re do but I love the 2nd time around! The color is very unexpected, great job!

  5. I like the table.


  6. I think going with the yellow and gray was the best choice. Looks good!

  7. that is adorable! i love the fabric you used- you have such agreat eye for textiles.
    please come link it up to my party! :)

  8. Fabulous colors! This came out so lovely! Amazing!



  9. Yellow oh yessss! Great combination of paint and fabric color for me. Hope you'll stop by and see our upholstery ideas. Jane F.

  10. awww, she's so cute! I love the new look. I remember her fromt he first time around.
    thanks for linking up! (and putting my button on your site) how sweet!


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