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One Room Challenge – Tufted Bench

Written by on 20th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 18 Comments

Welcome back to week 3 of the One Room Challenge! 20 Bloggers, 20 Rooms and tonnes of creativity & fun!  This week I’m crossing the tufted bench off my list.  My client found it for $120 on Used Victoria and we selected a teal Chenille from Chintz & Co. to re-cover the damaged black velvet.  Overall it was a pretty easy project and I think it turned out great!

Bench After

bench before

Did I mention the LUCITE LEGS!!! Sexy addition to this girl glam apartment wouldn’t you say? The black velvet was nice, but I am obsessed with colour for her apartment and green and blue are pretty much the only directions she wants to go…so I am full on Blue and Green baby.

Here’s what I did…

1st four steps - mark up

I had custom buttons made at Capital Iron , re-used the strong thread from the old black buttons and bought a really long needle from the fabric store.

2nd steps - with mark upsI first placed all the buttons and then started pulling them tight from the back. I worked from the middle out the the edges & I wore my winter leather gloves cause it kills your bare hands. Oh, and Santa if you’re reading this…I really think it’s time I got a compressor and pneumatic staple gun…don’t you?  Yes, I did this with a manual stapler…I am accepting pity in the comments section :)

3rd steps with markupsI had to fidget with the corners, a bit but I made it work. phew – another project done! Next week I’m going to finish the coffee table! No tools…just fumes. I am all over that! I hope Linda doesn’t read that…She’s very concerned about some of us reckless DIYers…I promise to work outside. Promise! And that’s cool with me cause on the west coast we have spring and green grass and sun and all that Jazz. Great outside painting weather for sure! Oh man, I hope Linda doesn’t read that either. Love you East Coast Ladies!

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  1. Kim says:

    Nicole … just blogged about my best Christmas presents … tools, including electric staple gun and I have totally taken over my husband’s air compressor. Invest NOW!! Love the lucite legs on this baby!! Looking Good!! xo

  2. Oh man, that is so awesome. I need to find a score like this one to recover!

  3. I had to enlarge my screen to 150% to read it. For those of you who have good weather right now, I am officially jealous of each and every one of you. Sorry that you had to use a manual stapler, but since you have excellent weather, I don’t feel too bad about that. Those lucite legs are killing me. Custom buttons for .49 cents?..no excuses anymore on that one. Great job on the upholstery. BTW, what format is this commenting? I used to have my cute button show, now it is abstract art?

  4. Impressive, Nicole ~ you made it sound so easy, but I know otherwise! Those lucite legs are beyond fabulous!!

  5. LindsB says:

    $120 OMG I’m green with envy- that bench is one hottie, hottie!!

  6. I love tufting and I love lucite – this is amazing!

  7. So good! Those legs are just perfection and I love the tufting.

  8. Cathy says:

    Wow, that bench is so fun in the teal chenille! And yes, Linda will scold you, in public if you don’t do your spray painting with a mask, I should know, she called out my hubby recently!!!! This room is looking good…

  9. wow…you are good. Love the lucite legs!

  10. In awe of this awesomeness! Great job my friend… and you have my pity empathy coming your way! We recovered our dining room chairs – no tufting though – with a manual staple gun. This one did have a high/low power lever control, but wasn’t pneumatic by any stretch. Seriously, Nicole, go for the pneumatic option!

  11. That is impressive work!! Congrats!

  12. Wow, love the lucite!! Where did you find the bench? Great work on the tufting!!

  13. Barbara says:

    What a find!, those legs are amazing! This space is going to look amazing!

  14. sherry hart says:

    That bench…..that bench….I can’t believe you found it with those legs! Awesome….and the fact that you recovered it yourself. I need to be more of a DIY…..well….it’s a nice thought:)

  15. I want that bench! Love the lucite legs and the upholstery – quite a find, ladies!

  16. René says:

    Love! I’ve done a tufted bench before and the buttons were a pain! Wish I had know about custom buttons back then.

  17. Oh my goodness, those legs!! Sexxxxxy.


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