Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A furniture Refurbishment!

So when we sold our other home and moved into a tiny little apartment while we built, we had to sell our piano.  There was no way it would fit in our apartment, and with Utah weather we knew we couldn't store it in a storage shed.   Well about the time we moved into our home we found a piano on KSL but it was missing the piano bench.

My daughters piano teacher found this one at the DI for 15 dollars.   I guess it was an old sewing bench.  I loved it, I love how it's a little smaller than a normal bench.

This isn't the best picture.  But here it is after a lot of sanding and staining and varnishing, and my first attempt at reupholstering.  I don't even know if I could call it reupholstering, it was so easy. 

And here it is in it's new home.  It was a lot of fun, and to go buy a new piano bench would have been close to $100.00.  My cost, bench - $15,  stain and varnish - already had, fabric from hobby lobby with coupon - around $10.  Total cost - $25.  Too bad when we tell our husbands how much we just saved them, we don't get the difference back to buy fabric or something. 

I promise to post pictures this week of my house, well parts of it anyways.  Hopefully you wont be disappointed with my lack of decorating.  Too bad, everything has to cost money.


Boni said...

Taylor keeps talking about the new piano in preschool. He must be pretty excited, too! ;)

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I loved the part about saving so much money so you should getting something back. Hah!
It looks cute! I'll have to see in person. Or have I seen it already? Funny how moving over across the street makes it soooo much easier to come and visit.