May 6, 2014

DIY: Quick Vintage Bench Revamp

Here is a super quick DIY project I recently did to an old bench I bought from a thrift shop.
I bought this bench to put in our breeze way so my husband could put on his work boots and take them off again when he returns home.
I was looking for this shape specifically because I like the mid-century look. 

I found this bench for a couple bucks, and while I like the shape and legs were in good condition, I was not a fan of the brown vinyl. I tried to enhance it by throwing a fur on top but it just didn't do anything for me.  

I decided to cover it with a vinyl I picked up for cheap in a color I liked and would look better with the fur I wanted to use.

So I quickly pulled out my handy dandy staple gun and got to work.

So there it is! All finished.
The bench is a fresh mix of vintage and modern.
Unfortunately I lost the piping in the covering process, but I like this color so much better!

I have a few chair remodels I am currently working on.
Check back to see how I revamp "that 70's chair"

Also, if you are in Philly this weekend, we will be at Penn's Landing for the Art Star Craft Bazaar.
Come by to check out our bags in person! We would love to meet you!


  1. Hi Katie! You've made an incredible combination of modern and vintage designs. I just wonder if that fur was also sewed in or stapled, or just placed on top of the new vinyl covering. Anyway, I do hope you’ll be able to post more of your DIY projects in your next posts. Have a great day!

    Orlando Nunez @ OES Office Furniture

    1. The fur is just a shearling skin, it is separate from the bench. I just placed it on top to add comfort and style! I am glad you liked this quick DIY. My blog has moved, you can now find it here: for more projects. Thanks!