Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Before and after.....benches

Normally this time of year we aren't working on projects but trying to get the Christmas decor up.  The fact that I completed this little makeover will tell you something about me......that I will do almost anything rather than drag my ass up to the attic.

 I agree that I like to change things up but not for just 3 weeks.  If I am going to work that hard on something..... there has to be either a party or it is going to stay for a while right?????

Bah Humbug to me huh?

Whatever...I can take it.

Here are the details.

You saw the before

There are 2 and I purchased them back in early spring.  Cheap.

And the fabric I was going to use



Time for the staples to come out.  Not a fun job and after I started then finished one my husband jumped in and did the second.  Of course that was after much complaining about how my shoulder was hurting and me shouting loudly "boy this sure is hard".  Walking around clutching my arm like somebody went all wrestle-mania and hit me.

I had to order the upholstery webbing online because I could not find any with the black stripe instead of the red.  I think I did that about 3 months ago.  Then I was tired and had to take a nap :)....not really but I want you to see how slow I was moving on this issue.

Spray paint was next and I am not going to put you too sleep with pictures of that.  I will tell you that I used Krylon indoor/outdoor semi-gloss black.  You don't need a picture of the can right?  

That paint was the bomb.  No dripping or clogging.  So smooth.  Score at Michaels for 4.99@can.

Well here we are after the paint and webbing was installed.

In case you are just joining us YES...my floors are white!  In my whole house.  All because of a dishwasher leak last summer. 

Seriously I had to take a picture of how the webbing was.  My memory has deteriorated so much.  The 60's did that to me if you get my drift "wink wink".  Go on with you little brats that weren't even alive then....


And...here they are all finished.  Well one anyway.  Both are done but they look just alike!

I still have not polished up the brass thingys on the legs.  Waiting for them to get good and dry before I tape the legs again.  Normally I am not that patient.

I have them both in my guest room, one at the foot of the bed and one here. [bed is to the right]

Then I was getting all stylish by folding this little flea market vintage crocheted  throw on top.  

One project finished...at least 50 to go.  

I am kind of loving them.... what do you think???? 

 Likey?  

Scott's tomorrow.
Anybody going?
Let's meet for coffee.....but let me know so I can slap on a little makeup.  I don't want to scare anyone.

Sheriky Freaky Deaky

Picking a winner for the giveaway Friday AM....




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58 comments :

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

These are SWEET! Love the upholstery webbing showing with the print you selected! Love the red phone, and the white floors...and the number. Okay, I'll stop there.

Janell

Kacey @ Shes.No.Martha said...

Damn, girl! You is GOOD!!!! LOVE the bench, webbing, fabric and the back-story.

I am sorta in the same boat. I am not sure if I have the energy to get my navity scene out and then I am flooded with Catholic guilt since Jesus is the Reason for the Season, yo.

Holly said...

Oh I love Sheriky!!! They look awesome. I'd be very happy being in that guest room. I would certainly meet you for coffee and Scott's but darn it I live too far away.

Beth said...

I love, love, and love.....You had a vision and you saw it through, you are such the cool senior girl at "blog high school"!

gina said...

Love your benches!! Love your story too. I'm having trouble getting decorated this year and have been doing everything I can to avoid it. I just finished an unnecessary project to keep from doing it too! I'm dying to go to Scott's sometime! If I wasn't in NC I'd be there in a heartbeat....it would keep me out of the attic!!

Love Kacey's comment about the guilt!

An Urban Cottage said...

A mid-Century tuffet. I love it! Nice makerover.

A where'd you get that rug? Or is it two rugs?

Erika Ward said...

Super cute! I think exposing the upholstery webbing makes it unique. Nice work Sherika

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yeah....me likey. uh uh...me LOVEY.



wench.

A Vintage Vine said...

Sherry, those are wonderful, the webbing showing is perfect....and as usual, you made me laugh at least 10 times, maybe that was an exaggeration but you get the picture! The comment about the 6o's.....I was born in the mid sixties but I remember the late 60's, you naughty girl!! HAHA!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Did that guy who comes to your house cover the cushions?

Maureen in Decatur

Renae said...

As per usual...you did a fab job! I have an appt in the morning...what time will you be at Scott's? I would love to meet for coffee!

Angie said...

That freakin' rocks!!

bluehydrangea said...

Dang!! those are good, really good!!! Wish I was going to be at Scotts tomorrow..buy something good for me!!

nouveaustitch.com said...

Who made the cushions and what are they filled with? If its your stash don't answer.

michele said...

really really likey.

fabulous, sherry. and your tude is infectious. what a rebel you are.

get down.

michele

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Seriously! Shut your dang mouth - I love it all!!! The whole entire space - down the doorknob on the door!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that bench. No, not going this month. Company coming this weekend and need to get the guest rooms ready!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Fantastic job! I love everything about it, from the webbing to the fabric choice. It looks great with that phone on it too!

Barbara

Lisa Mowry said...

Super cool! Although I guess you had to be nice--wink, wink--to your husband as thanks for his help.

Kathysue said...

Love love them and black and white is perfection!!! Great choice on fabric, Kathysue
PS so wish I could meet you for coffee but it would be quite a drive from Calif.!! xo Kathysue

Jessie said...

Love the makeover! Your choice of fabric is perfect. The bench looks super stylish now, love it.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Cathy Wall said...

Where to begin? The benches....to die for! Your humor, side splitting. My favorite today was the remark about the 60's but there were others that had me practically peeing my pants. You love that, I know!

Cathy

Ceri said...

I LOVE THEM!!! I'll take two:)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

haha! I had my *ss in the attic crawl space, dug out two boxes and quit...totally can relate. I went back to painting a piece of furniture! Now that bench came out fantastic~it is so chic!

mwaxter said...

love the bench, what a perfect fabric you chose, really nice.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Nice! Great transformation and love the new webbing.
And dont feel bad about not wanting to decorate for Christmas.....I am in the same boat, but we are having a party.
Oh, and I would love to see a picture of that spray paint can..hehe.

Victoria said...

The benches look wonderful, Sherry. Congratulations.
Best...Victoria

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Sherry-This is the BEST redo! Now on to your holiday decor... (I was forced to finish mine for a party last night, and it feels so good to be done!) Can't wait to see what you come up with... Lisa

Catie said...

LOVE LOVE!!! you are too good. Not making Scott's this month - too much damage last month. Enjoy!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Those are fabulous!

My Notting Hill said...

Love these! Glad you held out for the webbing w/the black thread, it looks so good.

Acquired Objects said...

Sherry I'm loving your stools! They came out so well and loving the black and white. Great job girl!

heather (love your space) said...

LOVE them. Love the detail of the black stripe on the webbing! I've never seen it that way--only the red.

René said...

Love these Sha-Ray! You are good!

Cindy Albert said...

Sherry, your benches are wonderful. What a transformation!! I love the pictures with the red books.


Congratulations on a great job. So nice of your husband to help you out. Did you make him a special dinner for his effort?

hartmom said...

Gorgeous AND hilarious...thanks Sherry :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Love them Sherry, they turned out so sweet. The fabric you chose is perfect, and I love that the webbing shows a little bit.

Blayne Beacham said...

it amazes me what a difference recovering makes!! beautiful!

My Interior Life said...

SOOO cute! I love them. Very hip update. Wanna hear something sad? I'm actually headed to Atlanta tomorrow with some friends, but I don't think they're up for Scott's. We wouldn't get to go until Saturday anyway, and it would suck up most of our day. Darn it. I do plan to go hopefully early in the new year and will want to meet up with you then!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

You are so clever, Sherry! The benches are fabulous! I love the fabric and the new webbing. And, as always, you made me laugh :)

Cindy said...

Ha! They're Fabulous! Cool! They rock now! And i have quite a vague recollection of the late 60's early 70's being really really really funny... a tad surreal, and eating lots of nacho cheese doritos, and anything chocolate in large quantities, while watching Saturday Night Live.. We had the music too...

Cindy

Sherri Cassara said...

Are you kidding? They look amazing! I WANT THOSE!!!
Can I have them when you get tired of them? ;D
Way better than Christmas decor by the way.

Flap said...

You kill me Sheriky! They look fantastic.....so fresh and such a statement piece. Great eye for taking the funky out and putting in the fab in. Now, get up to the attic and get started....Christmas is almost here and we don't want to be looking at your Christmas decor in January.

allumer * decor said...

I love a good before and after. For such a little piece, thats a huge transformation....love it! ...I'm a new follower too!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Are you kidding me??? I LOVE it! You blow me away with your creativity and talent! xo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Dang that looks so good! Awesome job on the styling, too, you are a multi-talented multi-tasker!!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

BTW, making a quick trip to Atlanta on Saturday which means I could possibly pick up my giveaway prize in person!!!!!!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Sherry,
I FLOVE it. Black and white is so chic!
Happy Friday my friend,
Amy

Janna McCalley said...

Awesome! I love that webbing-where did you find it?

Carla Aston said...

Love these! I just used Riad in seafoam in my bedroom on my bedskirt and pillows. What a great print! These benches are classics that deserved your love. You did them right.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Nothing like black and white - simply divine!

Interior Design Musings said...

OK, totally behind on my reading. These are divine!! Totally would not have had the vision for this transformation. I would have thought to change the cushion, but painting the frame - genius! Love them. M.

casey at loft and cottage said...

Kind of loving them?! Totally loving them! The webbing plus the fabric choice. Awesome.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your benches are adorable. Love that you can see the webbing - what a beautiful difference!

Lisa Mende Design said...

Absolutely fab! love them! great job once again! you go girl!

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

That looks amazing!!! Glad someone else moves at a glacial pace with DIY projects. And your floors are beautiful, too.

Splendid Willow said...

Ok, this is retro modern! VERY COOL! VERY ME!

Need to get over there and see what kind of water you are drinking - you have more energy and better ideas than any of us...

Hugs

Mon

Annie said...

OK, totally behind on my reading. These are divine!! Totally would not have had the vision for this transformation. I would have thought to change the cushion, but painting the frame - genius! Love them. M.