Thursday, August 14, 2008

{My first furniture Rehab}

I saw this wicker bench at an antique store and new it had some possibilities. It was $25 dollars. I've wanted one forever, ok, ever since I saw the nester got some wicker furniture for a killer deal.


Five cans of spray paint later and a fluffy cushion from Pier 1 and here is how she looks........


The cushion had a little stain on it so I talked the lady down from 50 to 40, but I'm still wondering if I paid too much. I might recover it down the road. I looked into how much it would be to buy a foam pad to make my own and it was around $40 without the fabric so I guess it was an ok deal.
I can tell this furniture refurbishment business could be addictive. It's fun to see the possibilities in an old hunk of junk! Thanks Kimba and Joy for all the inspiring rehab posts!

One more thing, you have to go and read my friend Megan's blog post for today, it's hilarious. She wrote the cutest and funniest little story about her little boy. It had me laughing so hard!!!

26 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

You did such a great job. I think $40.00 is fine for a cushion that nice.

Rae said...

Great job! How about a glass of lemonade and a great book? I think you deserve some time to relax on your new creation!

Amber M. said...

LOVE it.

Marie said...

It came out great! I can't believe you found that for $25!! I think $40 is about right for that cushion. I keep hoping to find them clearanced down to pennies lately, but no such luck yet!

By the way...my husband is in Utah this week. Wave to him if you see him. ha ha ha

Melody said...

Good job. I really need to get some spray paint. I have a lot of things I could rehab.

Laura said...

Very cute, I think you did a great job! I don't think the pad was too expensive, you probably wouldn't be able to buy a new wicker sofa with cushion for less than $65. I know how you feel about looking at what people have done, I walk around my house looking at things wondering if I can spray paint it!

Laura :)

Lisa Ann said...

That looks great!

Tara said...

I love it! Looks really comfortable - I think $40 was a good deal for the cushion. Now I need to start hunting for some wicker furniture. :)

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great Job!!! I can't ever find good deals like that.

Mary

megan said...

Good Job Mrs. Nicole! Everything that you are adding to your home is lookin' mighty fine. Add some bright throw pillows and a few accessories and whamo! You'll be just like those cute gals Kimba, Joy and Nester.
Glad you liked the story. I thought he looked cute, but I am biased.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

great job on the painted wicker! I'm thinking next year of painting mine black just have to wait and see about it:)
*Rondell*

Jenny o said...

I LOVE it!!! I wish I had a porch to put something like that. I love the color and the cushion is perfect!

Tonya said...

That looks great, Nicole! I'm always on the lookout for great finds too. I'm off to read your friends blog...I need a good laugh today.

Darlene said...

I LOVE it....I have also been on the hunt for wicker after I saw the Nesters great steal...I mean deal. Love the black and the cushion is perfect!

Julie said...

Oh WoW great find and great rehab!! I love the black:)
julie

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Nice job--that looks really nice!

~ Sarah

Christina said...

Looks great. I love the black with the cream cushion.

Joy said...

The bench looks beautiful! What a cozy place to sit. Thanks so much for mentioning me. That was very, very sweet of you!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

You did good girl! I think what you paid was good and it will last a long time too. I could soooo see some pretty pops of red in a few throw pillows on that settee. Butttt I am partial to black and red rofl. Your comment you left me made me smile! Thank-you, cherry

greedygrace said...

I am also a Kimba fan, but I've been afraid to take the plunge. It's really amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do!

Kimba said...

Fantastic!!! I can't believe you got that for $25! What a find! A new wicker loveseat and cushion could easily top $200 so I think you did great.

And it looks so perfect with the black paint. Like that's how it was born to be.

Great job!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I like it...Great job

Blissful Nikki said...

wow! that looks great! :) Good job!!!! You should definatly be proud!

Nikki said...

Nice job! and a great price, don't you love spray paint!

V and Co. said...

spraypaint is my bestfriend. it turned out great!

Heather said...

Ooooo...it turned out beautifully!! I think you got a really good deal on your cushion. It was well worth $40