Weekend Project: Give An Old Bench New Life

Weekend Project: Give An Old Bench New Life

Abby Stone
Oct 1, 2010

When we spied Lynn-Ann's bathroom, our first thought was Oh how soothing that color scheme is. Our second thought? Why, Where did she get that fabulous bench?, of course! Now that's a DIY we can actually tackle in an hour.

The hardest part of this project? Finding an old bench or stool at the right size and price.

  • Comb estate sales, flea markets and junk stores to find a bench with legs you like. Lynn-Ann chose one with sexy claw and ball feet.
  • Pick up one of Ikea's classic fluffy flokatis, which comes in both small and large sizes.
  • Clean your bench well (you can stain, paint or strip the legs but we're currently liking the contrast of rough legs with a glamorous top). You can leave the upholstery as is (give it a good shampooing) or rip it off. Lynn-Ann took her upholstery off.
  • Lynn-Ann took off the legs but we'd probably just trim the flokati to work around them.
  • Lay your flokati on the floor, fur side down, center your bench seat on top of it, seat side down, and wrap the flokati around it.
  • Use a heavy duty staple gun to staple the flokati in place underneath your bench. Be sure you pull your sheepskin taut.
  • Turn it over and voila! A fabulously glam seat for your bathroom, your living room or your bedroom.

Images: Lynn-Ann Bruns, from the Apartment Therapy LA Group Pool

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