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Guest Post: So Pretty Is As Pretty Does; Another Easy Reupholstery

One of our wonderful customers, Shannon from So Pretty Is As Pretty Does, shops in our store at least once a month and often finds great treasures to blog about. She was sweet enough to share her post and give us permission to share it with you!

 This blog was originally posted in June 2012 on So Pretty Is As Pretty Does.


Another Easy Reupholstery.

by SoPrettyIsAsPrettyDoes

I found this piano bench at my local consignment shop, Phantastic Phinds, for $15. It had been sitting there for a couple of months, which is hard to believe because there are so many nice details in the wood. I like this piece because it’s a multi-tasker – extra seating when we have people over, a foot stool when we don’t, and with a tray on top it makes a nice side table.

Piano bench, before

Reupholstering this bench was so simple. It took 15 minutes and $4.

Piano bench

The cushion came off of the frame very easily. It was just secured by four screws, one in each corner.

bench frame

I cut the fabric several inches larger than the cushion. Then, I placed it on the cushion, made sure the pattern was straight and started stapling. Because the cushion was pretty worn, I stapled the new fabric directly on top of the old fabric.

Finished piano bench

This bright fabric really gave this piece new life. I may still paint the wood frame a bright white with an enamel finish to give it a more modern look.


Thank you Shannon, we hope to hear from you again soon! 

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