One of my favorite things to do on a rainy day is shop. Since the weather here in Chicago has been crappy, Henry and I decided to visit 30 North Antiques in Westmont. This antique store is great; it’s three big warehouses full of antique furniture, lighting, art and accessories. Every time I visit I find an unexpected treasure, and I visit so much that they now give me, well what I like to call a “Designer discount”. I love looking at everything and anything that I can transform. This time we found a four legged Victorian cast iron piano bench. Lets just say that it was love at first sight. Ten minutes and $100 later, we were driving home.

 

I know that the flower tapestry fabric is not very luxe, but that can be fixed. I started by taking the bench apart, removing all four legs and fabric took less than five minutes. FYI: There were three layers of ugly fabric on this bench. I love the ornate cast iron legs; I decided to go with a simple blue fabric from Today Interiors imported exclusively by GAETANO. This fabric is from the Silki Collection and its made in Italy. The amount of fabric needed was minimal and reupholstering took about thirty minutes from start to finish.

I have the piano bench, now I just need a piano. Ha! The finished product looks amazing and best of all is that I didn’t have to spend the whole day on this project.

Check out the photos below to see the transformation
Napoleon and Tiki seem to like it.
Thoughts?
-Rene


 

 

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