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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flower Power Retro Bench

I told you earlier in the week I hit the mother lode of benches at my last flea market visit.  Three in one day to be exact.  I'm trying to process them one by one to get them to the shop.  The first one was my primitive red bench and this is the second one.  My last photo in this post is the before. 
The bench was already painted black so I had my husband freshen the black paint with a new coat.  This isn't an old piece so distressing isn't in the mix, just a refresh and re-do.  When I removed the gold and red tapestry fabric with the cute red ball fringe (somebody loved it) this retro 60's black and white flower power fabric is what was underneath.  I think it's kinda cute if you have the right decor so I'm going to try to sell it as is.  It's clean and fresh and now I can tackle bench number 3.
You can see the bench as I found it wedged behind my piano bench which is now red.  Thanks for visiting.  This is a lesson in not making more work for myself than I already have.

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NanaDiana said...

I love it, Maggie- The bench looks great-much better than red add gold- xo Diana

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Love this. So fresh and modern. Completely different from the red pom pom look it had going on! I always love your vision!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I think it will sell just fine since you freshened it up! It looks so much better.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Like the way you made it modern and fresh. It will fly out the door!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Man I love it, I am so liking white and black. I love finding stools!


hong kong property said...

that is really nice=)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You just never know what's underneath upholstery! Usually it's really bad, but you lucked out this time with a fun fabric in good shape.

fromgentogen said...

Maggie...What a treasure under the fringe...Cute! Blessings, Becky

karen@somewhatquirky said...

That fabric is awesome! I love it and would buy it just as it is.