Friday, August 13, 2010

Linen Upholstered Bench

My sister-in-law picked up this lovely, vintage bench seat at a garage sale last year for only five dollars and she gave it to me when she moved across the country. It is a beatiful style and just needed some new paint and fabric (the vinyl covered seat just had to go). The date stamped on the bottom says 1921, so it is almost an antique too!


I have been wanting to try Old Fashioned Milk Paint for a while, so I ordered some in cream color. The paint was really easy to use. I just added warm water to make it a good consistency and stirred it to get all the little clumps out. It dries fast (30 minutes) and I love the authentic "old look" it creates. The best part about it is that it is non-toxic and biodegradable.

I adore the completely flat finish of the milk paint.

I found this flax colored antique, linen fabric online and recovered the seat using a staple gun. Then, I sewed a ruffle with the same fabric and attached it with the staple gun to the underside. I know I am a little ruffle obsessed, but I love how a ruffle can really dress it up!







*Edited to add - linked to:
Check out these links for more ideas!

7 comments:

teresa said...

Very very nice. New life!

Kirsty said...

I've been wanting to use milk paint! It looks great! Love, love, love the ruffle.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for the kind comments!

MiniBinoy said...

Milk paint! Its new to me!!am amazed at the new look u hv given to that bench..i too hv two antique chairs back home in india.they belonged to early 19s and was full of nails all around the vinyl upholstery...it was a tough task removing all of them .. had to give it a rose wood finish and replaced the upholstery using cream self designed thick jaquard..your creations are really awesome Amanda!!

oakleyses said...

coach purses, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet online, nike air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet store, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, gucci handbags, oakley vault, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren, coach outlet, michael kors outlet online, tiffany and co jewelry, jordan shoes, burberry outlet online, ray ban outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, kate spade handbags, red bottom shoes, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, christian louboutin shoes, nike free, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin outlet, nike shoes, prada handbags, tiffany jewelry, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online, prada outlet, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet online

oakleyses said...

north face pas cher, louis vuitton pas cher, nike roshe run, hollister, barbour, ralph lauren pas cher, converse pas cher, nike air max, vans pas cher, nike air force, abercrombie and fitch, nike trainers, louis vuitton uk, true religion outlet, mulberry, sac louis vuitton, ray ban pas cher, nike huarache, nike free pas cher, michael kors canada, hollister, timberland, longchamp pas cher, hermes pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, air max, nike blazer pas cher, longchamp, ray ban uk, lacoste pas cher, michael kors uk, chaussure louboutin, air max pas cher, nike free, sac michael kors, louis vuitton, burberry pas cher, ralph lauren, nike roshe, air jordan, true religion outlet, new balance pas cher, lululemon, oakley pas cher, guess pas cher, nike air max, scarpe hogan, tn pas cher, north face, true religion

oakleyses said...

babyliss pro, p90x workout, valentino shoes, canada goose pas cher, rolex watches, canada goose outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mcm handbags, lululemon outlet, canada goose outlet, new balance outlet, soccer shoes, bottega veneta, wedding dresses, insanity workout, hollister, canada goose, jimmy choo shoes, ugg outlet, ugg boots, north face outlet, uggs outlet, ghd, asics shoes, marc jacobs outlet, giuseppe zanotti, ferragamo shoes, longchamp, reebok outlet, birkin bag, north face jackets, canada goose uk, celine handbags, vans outlet, nfl jerseys, uggs on sale, ugg, moncler, mont blanc pens, roshe run, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, mac cosmetics, chi flat iron, herve leger, beats headphones, moncler, ugg soldes, soccer jerseys, instyler ionic styler

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails