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The One That Nearly Killed Me

Thursday, 24 March 2011

I found this coffee table for $7.99 at G-Dub...that's what I call Goodwill ;). So ugly. What are those rails for? I know you can barely see the rails...of course I didn't take a great before photo...the table is in the middle with the fabric sitting on top. Solid wood with a dovetailed drawer. I knew she'd be a bench when I saw her. Great curves and very sturdy.



Here is after I pryed those rails off...still not sure what purpose they served.

I asked my father-in-law to cut me a seat...and again he went above and beyond. Perfectly measured with the perfect hardware to attach the seat once I upholstered it.



I cut foam to fit the seat and put batting over it

I painted the base an oops grayish blue that I found at HD for $1.

I then distressed the bench and glazed it with provencial stain and attached the seat.



Now, before you get the "after" pics, I must tell you that this table made me cry AND almost killed me. Getting the seat on wasn't easy...and I was pretty frustrated, hence the tears. The only way I could get the seat attached with the holes lined up, was to lay underneath this table (now bench). I would look for the light green foam so I knew the holes were lining up. Picture me in my PJ's laying under this table...screwdriver in one hand, screws in the other...sliding the seat around to match up the holes. Several pieces of dust/debris fell into my eyes while doing this...and then it happened. I thought the first screw was screwed in solid but when I let go to say "no" to my 18 month old who thought it was fun to try bouncing on my stomach while the top half of me was under the table, I opened my mouth to say "NO" and the screw FELL IN MY MOUTH. Not lying..I couldn't make this up if I tried.



Anyway, after reading that story, you all deserve some after pics. Here is the new bench>

Pillow is courtesy of a fab giveaway I won from Tammy at Type A and the pillow was made by Sommer at Designer Garden. You should check them both out!





It doesn't fit in with my bedroom, but it would be a super cute bench at the end of a bed. And yes, on the right is the dog's rear end.



So happy it's almost Friday!

~Allison



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