Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ten Minute Bench Makeover

Don't you just love quickie projects?  Ten minutes is all it took to spiffy up a dated vanity bench that I bought at a parking lot sale.

Last month I had two people at the same show ask me if I had any Union Jack
treasures; I stored that request in the back of my mind.

Remember this I Dream of Jeannie/Aladdin-ish vanity stool I found at a parking lot sale
 last month?

This wasn't my original plan, but it took a fraction of the time and sometimes you just have to go with quick and easy.  Besides, I didn't want to say "no" if I had another Union Jack request.

How perfect is this for size?  I used the down pillow that was originally inside the Union Jack slip cover for another project a long time ago, then stashed the cover away hoping I'd be able to use it for something else. 

A zip and a tuck.  Bye-bye gold.

It took longer for the big box hardware store to unlock the spray paint case than it
 took me to do this makeover.

I'm happy to say that it sold at the Vintage Market last weekend.
I sure didn't need to be packing up a lot of merchandise at the end of the day.  It was so darn hot on Saturday, but we had a good time and it was right here in Tracy.  You can click here to see the pictures I posted on Facebook a few days ago.

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26 comments:

  1. I remember when you bought it and wondered what you would do with it.

    Perfect!

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  2. A marriage made in heaven. Great transformation...

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  3. I never would have thought to paint it red but it's perfect!

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  4. Nicely done...it doesn't look like the same bench. :)

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  5. That is so incredibly cute, Betsy! What a great transformation!

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  6. That was a great transformation! Don't you just love it when things come together so quickly and so beautifully? Of course it took your vision to see it.
    Jane

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  7. How great that it was the perfect size! I'm sure someone was thrilled to get it! Enjoy your afternoon girlfriend!

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  8. How perfect! Love when things come together like that :)
    Susan

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  9. I want to be like you when I grow up Betsy!!

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  10. I love quickie makeovers. Great combo.

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  11. Oh Man, I love when I have an easy flip!!! You cheated the DIY Gods!! It's adorable!!!

    Carol

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  12. Betsy so darn cute and I'm not surprised it sold!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  13. LOVE this!!!!!!

    Great job!!!!!

    I hear you met my friend, Karen. She said she saw you at the Tracy sale over the weekend. Smmmmmmallllll world, is it not?

    Happy weekend!!


    Becky

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  14. Fabulous update into the modern world. Turned out great!

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  15. I have said over and over: you have an unparallelled eye! I would never ever have gotten from A to B. B being the coolest little bench, I love it. And jeez, good timing - little George would look so cute posing there.

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  16. Back to thank you for linking this fun makeover at TTF this week!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  17. I love the transformation.
    Always have liked the Union Jack.
    Denise

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  18. Wow, I love it! Doesn't even resemble the original piece. I am a lover of red so that made it even more special. I would love if you linked this to my party, 'Share Your Cup'.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Hi Betsy, That's an awesome makeover. You did a great job and I'm not amazed that the stool sold so fast.
    Love what you did with the little drawer chest and the storage shelf as well. They turned out wonderful too.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  20. Hi Betsy! I actually love it in gold. But when you repainted it, wow! I was so wrong with my first impression. It looked younger (for the lack of adjective) and cuter :)

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  21. Betsy, super cute and quick makeover! it turned out great. thank you for sharing at TTF.

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  22. What a great makeover! And even more perfect since it was so quick!

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  23. That is just adorable and I love the colors! Sweet makeover.

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  24. That is just adorable and I love the colors! Sweet makeover.

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