Friday, 13 July 2012

A hallway bench.

before
On this blog I will be showing you how I find old things cheaply and give them a new lease of life.
This phone table cost $2 from a garage sale.
It was the perfect size for our hallway and I thought it would make an excellent hallway bench.
during
How to:
I removed the draw and the seat.
Then I gave it 2 coats of white paint.
A kind friend cut some plywood to size for me (plywood was $13 from the hardware store but I have some left over) and lent me his staple gun.
I got some upholstery material from a friend that was just a bit bigger than the plywood and cut up some foam cushions I had lying around to create a foam seat.
Then I put the foam on the plywood and wrapped the material around using a staple gun to hold it in place.
 And voila...









6 comments:

  1. Sooo....I clicked over to this link, not knowing who it was and was impressed by this hallway stand....and then realised it was you on a new blog!! Love this stand- I would have never thought to have done what you managed to do with it :-)

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  2. Hi Lisa, I love your new blog idea and what you've done to that phone table. Looking forward to seeing more make-overs x

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  3. Wow, looks fab. The fabric is gorgeous too.

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  4. This looks great! I love the texture of the fabric!

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  5. thanks for all your kind comments. I really appreciate it!

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