Gaudy to Funky

8 Aug

If you didn’t see this over at Jenna’s last week…here you go!

I found a great little bench at a local antique fair about a year ago. It was covered in this hideous print:

I promptly recovered it in this leopard print…not my favorite but better than how I bought it.

The bench fit perfectly in my master bathroom but being honest, looking at the leopard print every morning made my skin crawl. I am constantly shopping for new fabric and material but nothing I found screamed “recover that bench!”

Then I found a print similar to West Elm’s zebra pillows, I knew it was perfect for the bench.

Sparing 10 minutes out of our super busy summer with about 1/4 yard of fabric and a staple gun, my bench went from this:

To this:

And it is fabulous…according to my soon to be 9 year old daughter.

Mixing funky prints with vintage finds is a great way to update a space…and revamp older pieces of furniture without breaking the bank!



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21 Responses to “Gaudy to Funky”

  1. Megan August 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I love animal prints…and benches too! Come check me out!

  2. audra August 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    That is one cute stool! The zebra looks much better hehe :) I’d love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party!

  3. Carolyn | homework August 9, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Wow – what a transformation. It’s amazing what a difference the fabric choice can make. If you have a moment, I would be thrilled if you shared this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}.
    Hope to see you there.
    carolyn | homework

  4. Rae August 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    What a super transformation, I’ve gotta agree with your daughter’s opinion!

  5. Lidy Caldera August 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Love zebra print. The bench looks great!! :)

  6. Kim August 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE anything in Zebra lately! The cheetah was nice but oh my what a difference the zebra makes. Funky Fantabulous!

  7. cassie August 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    love it! the zebra fabric just seems to belong there perfectly!

  8. flowerpowermomma August 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    I wouldn’t have thought of doing that…but I like it. It looks great.

    • Angie & Carrie August 13, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      Thanks!!! I love the zebra…quick fixes are the best!!

  9. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime August 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop.

  10. Jill August 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Awesome job! Great quick fix!!

    • Angie & Carrie August 13, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      I love a good quick fix! Thanks for stopping by Jill! xoxo, Carrie and Angie

  11. Brooke @ Inside-Out Design August 12, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    Love the zebra! That bench is fab now!!

    • Angie & Carrie August 13, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      Thanks Brooke! Cute blog you have!!! xoxo, Carrie and Angie

  12. Cynthia August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Wow! That zebra fabric looks amazing on that bench! Great job!

    • Angie & Carrie August 13, 2011 at 8:33 am #

      Thanks so much Cynthia…much better with the zebra! Thanks for visiting our little blog!!! xoxo, Carrie and Angie

  13. Erin of August 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    I looooooove this bench! Well done! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  14. Courtney August 18, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Love how it came out- so cute! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  15. Leticia August 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Love it! Way to go! I want one!
    Thanks for sharing!

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