My son and his fiance just purchased their first home and were looking for a bench for their front entry. They are pairing Mid-Century Modern with a contemporary and industrial design. I knew this 70's Coffee Table To Upholstered Bench would look great in their home.
She had seen her better days that's for sure, but I loved all the details and the pretty tear drop pulls. The fact that it had built-in storage was an added bonus for the front entry.
I must have been asleep at the wheel or not wearing my glasses because I painted the entire table in the color Duck Egg Blue.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the color Duck Egg Blue but their house is accented in teal. I pulled another can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ from the shelf in the color Provence and painted one of the doors so my son and his fiance could have a comparison. Provence got the thumbs up.
Both the interior and exterior of the coffee table were painted teal. Two coats of exterior diamond coat polyurethane were sprayed over the entire table for added durability, considering it would be used as a bench in a high traffic zone.
After a hot vinegar bath and some scrubbing with a toothbrush, years of dirt and grime were removed from the Tear Drop Pulls. I gave them a few coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint and lightly distressed them with sandpaper.
I found this beautiful floral and branch outdoor fabric that matched the paint color perfectly. Considering the bench will be used in an entry directly in front of a window, the weather and fade resistant qualities of the fabric should provide excellent durability.
I really like how the details on the doors pop.
To add some height and make vacuuming around the bench easier, feet purchased from Home Depot were attached to the bottom.
The corner detail on the top and the post uprights are a nice feature on this piece as well.
I love a furniture rescue that completely transforms a piece and I think that was definitely the case with this coffee table.
It is now in its new home and compliments the decor and personality of the homeowners quite nicely. If you enjoyed this 70's Coffee Table To Upholstered Bench transformation, please share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.
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