I would estimate this piano/vanity bench is over 100 years old. I have recovered it three times.
After I unscrewed the top half, you could see the layers of different fabrics. It was a dirty process, but I removed them all.
I wanted a neutral color and I happened to have this creamy yellow on hand.
Below you can see a swatch from each recovered layer. I dated the scraps that I had replaced. The black and gold piece on top is the original fabric. What a simple connection to all the housewives that had fun recovering the little bench.
I saved and stored the fabric swatches in a bag under the bench.
I needed a place to drop my purse in the front room. Perfect spot now. A kind of sofa table.
I think it needs some Annie Sloan Chalkpaint to brighten and lighten her up? What do you think?
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