I have this blank space in my family room
(I promise I will post after pics of this room someday soon...I keep hoping Mr. T will finish all the tv wiring so it looks totally complete...anyway).
It's an awkward space with only the piano against the back wall.
I have really wanted some sort of bench/storage area since this is where we enter the house 99% of the time (it's the first room you hit coming in from the garage.)
enter...my sister's old coffee table.
When she told me she got a new table, I told her to hang on to the old one for me because I really needed a bench. And don't worry...I gave her a fantastic green armless chair (that I LOVE but don't have a place for)...so it was a fair trade:)
I gave it a very quick sand and a coat of primer...then 2 coats of Espresso spray paint.
I have recovered a few things before...but have never done buttons on anything, so I did a quick search on the internet and found a great tutorial Here. Following those instructions, I was easily able to finish my bench.
I didn't realize making your own buttons was so easy.
No more blank space!
(ohhh...that little lamp shade is the next on the makeover list...)
.add 2 baskets for shoes and Mama is happy.
Thanks Vic for the great "table"...I'm loving my "new" bench!
I'm linking to these parties!