Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bench Redo

I've had this 80's retro looking bench that's been sitting in my garage for months. Inspiration and motivation finally hit so, with my mom's help, I made a cute little ruffled drop cloth slipcover and gave it a fresh coat of paint to give it a new life!!







 If you think the slipcover is as cute as I do, visit Jennifer over at Dear Lillie. I used her slipcovered ottoman tutorial as my guide.

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

41 comments:

  1. This looks so sweet. I went over to her sight and read the tutorial and also became a follower.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Sweetness to the max, girl! Much love, Lisa

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  3. Love this!! The ruffled slip cover is so pretty!

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  4. A wonderful new life for this little bench!

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  5. ahhhhh. i love a beautiful slipcover!

    come visit anytime--great giveaway right here: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  6. Hi Meissa! Love this slipcover! You have inspired me to make one for a Goodwill bench I have! Thanks for sharing - you always have such terrific ideas :) Heather

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  7. Oh this turned out cute! I was thinking of slipcovering a parsons chair like this! Your inspired me!

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  8. Wonderful! I've got a slipcover in my future, too. Please come share at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/04/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-18.html

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  9. So pretty! Just stopping by from www.itsourpinterestlife.blogspot.com :)

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  10. This is so cute! I love it! I am so wishing I could SEW right now!

    Found you through You're Talking Too Much, btw!

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  11. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/seafood-crab-salad-show-your-stuff-17.html

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  12. I absolutely love this! I'd love for you to share it in our link party!
    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-wore-sunday-week-10.html

    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  13. How cute is that!! You're so talented Melissa! Love! Hope you're having a good week...

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  14. My piano bench has a wee hole in the leather, but I'd never thought of a slip cover. That's SUCH a good idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.:)

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  15. This is so refreshing! The old stool looks so tired, now she's totally revitalized and bright. Great job!

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  16. Your bench turned out beautifully. What a delightful transformation!
    Mary Alice

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  17. Keeeeute! I love this! It turned out wonderful. Yay.
    Happy Easter.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  18. VERY nice! Something like this, with the cute ruffled skirt, would look awesome in my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  19. You always amaze me. This is absolutely gorgeous. I have got to try this. I have the perfect bench to try this on. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, this looks sp pretty. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

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  21. Great makeover, Melissa. The before was pretty bad.

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  22. As a fan of white slipcovers I have to say I am in love with that one!

    Thanks ~
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  23. Great job! Did you use a ruffle or pleating foot for it? Just curious. Thanks, and again, you made it look so much better!

    jess @
    tupelocreative.blogspot.com

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  24. I love it! Wish I could sew like that!

    Robin
    garagesalesrus.blogspot.com

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  25. Great transformation!! Love the slipcover!
    Jenn :)

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  26. Love your footstool, definetly a great improvement.

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  27. That is a great makeover! WOW!

    I would love if you came by my Creative Inspiration linky party happening NOW to link it up!
    I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  28. This is such a great little piece--perfect for so many places. Thanks for linking up!

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  29. Oh, that is so stinkin cute!

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  30. That little bench had a complete makeover and looks great. I have to develop my eye a bit more so I can see the "bones of possibility" rather than the "outer shell of impossibility" in an old piece in colors or style I don't like.

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  31. Darling- shared it on FB~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  32. That is adorable! What a makeover!

    Thanks for sharing!
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  33. My goodness this is so pretty! A definite upcycle! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  34. This turned out so cute! Great tutorial. We hope you'll be back to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you! -The Sisters

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  35. Ah, so pretty! I keep hoping to find an ottoman to slip cover for one of the chairs in our living room. It's always more comfy to have something to prop your feet on. :) Thanks for reminding me about Jennifer's tutorial, too. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Erin

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