My Piano Bench Redo….
So my latest FINISHED project (as opposed to the gazillion UFO projects still “in process”) is this piano bench redo I’m rather proud of. We wanted a bench for our bedroom and I was deeply in love with this turquoise crocodile-embossed fabric.
I haunted Craigslist and Goodwill and other sources for AGES trying to find a bench, before remembering that I had this old piano bench I’d stuffed away in the basement – always intending to give it a makeover.
So I primed it with RustOleum’s Painter’s Touch 2x Primer and Paint, then gave it a coat or two of their Bright Finish in Chrome for a really nice silver. To be honest, I was not thrilled with either paint, and will try something else next time. I then mixed up some acrylic paint to match the turquoise fabric, and painted the grooves in the legs – painstaking, but totally worth it!!
I upholstered the top with 2″ HD foam, and sewed a piece of black cotton to the underside to create a really nice finished look (I hate visible staples or that crappy non-woven fabric you so often find on the underside of store-bought furniture). I lined the inside bottom with a Renaissance-print Italian paper, then sealed it. Since this was the first time I had ever upholstered anything (not counting the time when I was 5 and “helped” my dad make an upholstered ottoman from scratch), I am really proud of this and how it came out. Having done it, I’m now ready to sell it and make something new…. Anyone want to buy it? ;>
Click on the photo to enlarge it…