March 06, 2009
Our Own "Before" and "After"
We found a sad and sorry looking rattan bench for $10 at an estate sale. Its droopy, faded cushion needed a lot of help, but it had good lines and we knew we could make it presentable again. A coat of flat primer and several coats of glossy black spray paint later, we had a sleeker, more upscale bench. A friend made a new foam cushion and custom cover from a specialty fabric we ordered. The crisp black brings out the bamboo-like elements of the bench, while the new, firm cushion sports an abstract coral pattern (called Key Largo). The sunny yellow fabric combined with the clean lines of the black rattan make this a versatile, classy bench for any room in the house.