Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bench Update

So as I've been refinishing this bench to add to my dining room table set I have been debating between leaving it the plain wood or adding a cushion.  The chairs have cushions and I love how they turned out when I recovered them as you can see in the before and after below:







































I think it looks better in person than in pictures, but no matter what, its an improvement over the ducks, right? I'm sorry to take off my Oma's hard work but I hope that I'll be able to give them a new home someday:) 


Anyways, finished the bench tonight and love how it looks but probably will need to let it sit a few days before deciding if I want a cushion... 
Well, here's the pictures thus far...like?  I forgot to take a before pic of the bench but it has a matching table that I will use for something else later...





















I love that we can now easily sit six instead of four at our table and that a bench can easily hide or be re-purposed in our little apartment where space is precious... 
Hmm...Mix a new pattern in, leave the wood, cover it in a solid and add the awesome nail head trim?   Still pondering the options:) 

How should I finish the Bench?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote for leave the bench as wood - it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow Krista you are very creative indeed. You need to make a poll, with 3-5 of your ideas, and then we will all vote. I personally think your guests might appreciate some padding. :)

Krista said...

Thanks for the idea! Please vote away! -K

Anonymous said...

I love how it looks with the table. Alot of dining chairs don't have padding. Try it for a meal and then decide.

Centsational Girl said...

I love it the way it is, but I know what you mean about wanting to recover it too ! Perhaps just find a piece of foam to fit but don't attach it, then make a simple slipcover to go over? Then you could have two looks in one !

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