Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Burlap Bench

 When I spotted this coffee table on Craigslist I thought that I would just paint it and distress it.  But when I went to pick it up I didn't realize how small it was.  So the gears started turning and the thought that this would be the perfect size for an entry bench came to mind.

 Just a little bit of flat black paint and some distressing was the first step. I picked up some Poly Foam for the cushion and 1 1/2 yards of burlap. 
Using my staple gun I put it all together.  The burlap was a little tricky to work with but I like how it turned out.

 I grabbed some really cool ribbon from an antique store to add on top and placed a new knob on the drawer in front.
 Now the real test will be to see if it handles well with having actual people (kids) sit on it.