It can be just as fun to refurbish old furniture as to build new furniture. A few years ago a friend gave my family a little bench. It was the perfect size to fit at the end of the kitchen counter. The kids sat on it to put on their shoes or eat a snack. It also became the time-out bench. It was very useful and functional, but it wasn’t the prettiest bench. The paint was chipped and the fabric color was obnoxious.
It only took a few simple steps to update the old bench.
Here is the old, ugly bench before I refurbished it:
First, I needed to recover the bench. Some people might be scared of recovering with fabric. However, it isn’t as hard as it seems. I removed the old fabric and used it as a template to cut out the new fabric (I learned this from my mother-in-law).