August 4, 2011

Redoing A Piano Bench With Plaster Ornaments



I don't know about you, but my heart sings every time I see a piano bench in need of a redo


Don't you love when you find these at thrift stores or better yet, if you're lucky like me and a friend gives you one.....Free!


I painted it heirloom white then went to my newly (Oh I love it) organized fabric closet and choose a heavy weight fabric


Grabbed my plaster ornaments, walnut ink, and printed off vintage wallpaper from Graphics Fairy


And gave this old piano bench new life


Here is the tutorial on how to make the plaster ornaments I attached with E-6000 glue


You know how people say "She's as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside"?


I Mod Podged vintage wallpaper from Graphics Fairy, then sprayed some walnut ink to age it


And used my new ruffler foot and ruffled up some muslin to cover the inside edge of the fabric


She's all ready for my booth at Orange Tree, I priced her at $45



Happy Creating!
Carol


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43 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

What a beauty - and an excellent price too. The vintage wallpaper printed from Graphics Fairy is new to me - I will have to try it. Thanks for the info.

Susan said...

Very pretty! I love how you made the inside pretty too!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Don't know if my heart sings every time I see a piano bench, however, it just may after I saw this beautiful redo! Great job Carol. I love the plaster appliques idea and will try that sometime.

sissie said...

Very pretty Carol and a real bargain at $45.

hugs
Sissie

The Vintage Barn said...

I love the plaster ornaments! I have tried many times to make them but yours seems to work well. I got all the supplies and now just need to find some things to make the molds from. I have a really ornate dresser that I'm going to try for a mold. I also like how you organized your fabric, I'm a bit of a fabric-holic and never seem to be able to get it under control!
Nancy

SueBee said...

$45 is a bargin! Great job, it's beautiful...
You should do the Fancy Flea with us! Think about it.

Imperfections said...

Great, now I have to add piano bench to my list of things I must find! You did a beautiful job.

Barbara said...

I love it! You did a great job on this bench :)

Sylvia said...

It's lovely, wow...what a transformation!! I like that vintage wallpaper too.


Sylvia

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Carol ~ That is gorgeous!! Your price is so good for all of
the work you put in to it ~ You won't have it for long :)

Michelle Lee said...

always so inspiring :)

laurie said...

awww, this is lovely,, just lovely,,

Gina said...

Oh Carol, she's a beauty! You completely transformed her.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Morning Carol!
Love your makeover..you are just the talented one and my role model! The bench is lovley.
Love the painting redo too!
I'm off to a church sale...LOL!! Bad girl I am!!
Warmly,
deb

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful makeover! I wish someone would just give me a piano bench. I've been searching the thrifts for one, because our piano doesn't have one. Love how you prettied up the inside, too. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Eudora said...

Once again I am in awe Carol! You have the amazing ability to take something so mundane and ordinary and turn it into an object that will be treasured for years to come!
Thanks for the great tutorial on plaster molds, I am definitely going to give it a try soon!
Happy crafting sweet lady!
Tina xo

Aledia said...

Beautiful!! Love the fabric...
Have a wonderful day!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Rebecca said...

You are something else! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE-IT! Don't you just love Graphic's Fairy Stuff?

Love old benches...old stuff...old junk...

Move here! We'd have a ball!

xoRebecca

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Aunt Carol, isn't that just Sweet almost makes you not want to sit on it...It's so pretty....I do think my favorite is the Surprise Ruffles on the inside...what a Sweet touch...Now I think I must go out and learn how to play the Piano... : )

We have an old Pump Organ...so I will have to remember this...

Melissa said...

You are quickly becoming one of my most favorite blogs :) Your creativity is very impressive!

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - WOW!!!!!

You are the MOST creative person ever! This is just amazing! Love the Before & After transformation! :)

-pamela
mybooth96.blogspot.com

BECKY said...

Absolutely fabulous!! You always amaze me!! I have got to find some cool things to make plaster molds with. I bought one, and they turned out but are pretty uneventful...unlike yours that are gorgeous!!

Thank you once again for the inspiration Carol!

Oh and the thrift shop painting...yet another incredible idea that I would never have thought of!! It turned out beautifully!!

Hugs to you! Would love to grab that cup with you in the next couple of weeks!!

Have a delightful evening and a fun Friday!
Becky

Debbie said...

I wondered what you were going to use the wallpaper for. I should have known. I love the inside as much as the outside.

Screaming Sardine said...

Wow, Carol - what an absolutely beautiful transformation. If I ever come across an old piano bench, I'll have to scoop it up and try your technique. :)

I hope you don't mind, but I tagged you for an award: http://screamingsardine.net/2011/08/a-blog-award/

Cheers,
Tracy

Char said...

I Carol,
well, you did it again my friend. Another success story and a beauty at that!
When you get a chance, please send me your address, I have something for you, Char

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Carol. It is so pretty and feminine now! I really like it.

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful! You amaze me!

Domestic Debbie said...

Looks great! I really love it. Your fabric closet makes me jealous, I have fabric drawers..and bags... and I can't see all of my pretty fabric the way you can! Fabulous :)

Sherry said...

I had not been here to visit lately and it was fun to see all of the great projects you have been doing. You are a very creative lady, of course you know that don't you. Thanks for the tutorial on making plaster ornaments. I hope to try that sometime soon.

Deborah March said...

So VERY pretty!!

Deborah...visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/

Elyse said...

stunning!

xo
elyse

Sunny said...

Wow Carol....can i have "my" bench back?? LOL ... i knew you could turn that ugly thing into something beautiful and you sure did! Price it higher..you deserve it! warmly, sunny

Createology said...

You certainly have a magic wand that you wave over old tired treasures. Could you wave it over me? This piano bench is gorgeous. Once again you have created a swan from an ugly duckling. Sunshine Summer Smiles...

Linda said...

You are so wonderfully creative, Carol! This is such a beautiful transformation!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The difference between BEFORE and AFTER is jaw-dropping!!! Great transformation!!!

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens darling this is simply fabulous! Love, love, love. Your attention to detail is superb!
Hugs,
Olivia

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Carol, I just love your bench and so perfectly awesome with the plaster designs. I am designing my piano bench and have been planning it for awhile, just been too busy to begin. Too many projects in front of it but now I am inspired to take the time and get it done.
Thank you for sharing your creation. All things shabby, old and repurposed is my world!! You are amazing.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck in my giveaway.
XO Celestina Marie

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That is a wonderful redo,Carol. I really like the fabric you used. I like that you went the extra step and made the inside pretty too. Shannon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great job on the bench and yes, I did see that we got trashed by Debbie.

Sares said...

Your makeovers are just marvelous. I have plans to do some altered books some day, yours are so pretty. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Debbi said...

Hi Carol, I have always wanted to try those plaster embellishments too...you are such an inspiration for all of us. You should be on that new show called the "picker Sisters" you would be a perfect fit!
I just used one of your tutorials to redo a chair--pop over to my blog All in my Cottage to take a peek:)

Shaik said...

Thanks for the presentation, it was absolutely super, i was surprised to read this fabulous post.Keep up the good work.


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