Claw Foot Coffee Table Turned Upholstered Music Bench

Friends, you may remember back in early November I was a vendor at a local holiday market. One of the items I had for sale was this lovely Claw Foot Coffee Table Turned Upholstered Bench. I am happy to report that I could have sold it ten times over and thrilled that it went to a sweet young lady who bought it for a Christmas present to herself in her music room.

Claw Foot Coffee Table To Upholstered Bench

Claw Foot Coffee Table Turned Upholstered Music Bench

I fell in love with the ball and claw feet, especially considering this one has six. It's not often you come across one like this. I don't know if it had a glass top originally but as you can see in the photo below a piece of rough unfinished plywood was being used on the top.

This is what the coffee table looked like before...

Claw Foot Coffee Table Before

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.

Claw Foot Coffee Table Upholstered Music Bench

I painted the bench with Dixie Belle Fluff, a pure white mineral chalk paint that has grey undertones. It made all those details pop.

I couldn't decide whether I wanted an aged patina with a dark glaze or a distressed finish. The latter won and I love how all those lovely details pop after being sanded with 220 grit sandpaper, revealing the dark wood underneath.

Claw Foot Coffee Table Painted White & Upholstered

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 lovely? I was in the Christmas spirit while getting projects ready for the market and couldn't resist. Unfortunately, I forgot to get the name of the fabric or textile company but for those who may want to purchase it, I bought it at Fabricland (Canadian retailer).

Claw Foot Upholstered Bench With Sheet Music Fabric

I'm not including a detailed tutorial on how to upholster the bench in this post but I do share step-by-step instructions in my 
70's Coffee Table Turned Upholstered Bench post.
My heart melts for furniture with curvy legs, especially ones with claw feet. I would have kept this piece in a heartbeat if we had room for it in our house.

6 Leg Claw Foot Upholstered Piano Bench

Here is a close-up of the left side...

Ball and Claw Foot Upholstered Bench

...and the right.

Ball and Claw Foot Upholstered Bench

Music Inspired Upholstered Coffee Table Bench

Here are some other upholstered benches you may find inspiring like this Headboard Dining Bench or this Headboard Bench With Leather Hide Seat

I share my projects at these inspiring link parties.