This is what it looked like before as a coffee table...
I fell in love with the ball and claw foot feet - it's not often you find one with six legs. I don't know if it had a glass top originally but as you can see in the photo, a piece of unfinished plywood was being used.
I knew as soon as I set eyes on it that I would be repurposing it into an upholstered bench. What I didn't know is that I would find the perfect fabric to turn it into either a piano bench or seating in a music room.
I painted the bench with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Fluff, which has gray undertones. It just made all those details pop.
I couldn't decide if I wanted a timeworn look using a glaze or a distressed look by sanding back some of the areas to reveal the dark wood underneath. The distressed look won...
To protect the finish I used Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax and it certainly lives up to its name.
Isn't this sheet music fabric just lovely? Maybe because I was in the Christmas spirit while preparing for the market, I couldn't resist. Unfortunately, I forgot to get the name and/or manufacturer but for those who may want to purchase it, I bought it at Fabricland (Canadian Retailer).
I am not going to share a tutorial on how I upholstered the bench but you can find one here at my 70's Coffee Table Turned Bench post.
My heart melts for furniture with curvy legs, especially ones with ball and claw feet. I would have kept this piece in a heartbeat if we had room for it in our house.
Here is a close-up of the left side...
...and the right.
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What would you have done had this fallen into your hands - Bench or Coffee Table?