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  1. leesie
    July 7, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    LOVE it!

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  2. Ms Debbie
    July 7, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    That is amazing !

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  3. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    July 7, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    It looks great, Julie! Perfect idea to use it in Lola's room. I love it black, too!

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  4. SavannahGranny
    July 7, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    This turned our beautifully. I have the first coffee table that Bob and I purchased 50+ years ago. Already purchased the fabric to do a similar project. I will post when finished. This proves to me that it is a viable project. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the awning as well. Hugs, Ginger

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  5. NanaDiana
    July 8, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    That turned out great. It looks like it was always MEANT to be a bench! Great job-especially with stripes..those are not easy! xo Diana

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  6. Angela Jennings
    July 8, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    Looks great! I love how you can see past old and unloved furniture and make it beautiful!

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  7. Becolorful
    July 8, 2011 @ 1:11 am

    J'adore! Tres bon. πŸ™‚ Love the fabric. Ikea?
    Pam

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  8. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    July 8, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    It looks fabulous. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Rosemary@villabarnes
    July 8, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    Magnifique! I love the black, so elegant!

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  10. Miss Char
    July 8, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I love the detail on the front of the piece too and of course painting it black only enhanced it. Your choice of fabric for the cover is spot on, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Megan
    July 8, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Love love love it! That stripe is perfect for the bench!

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  12. OAK House 5.
    July 8, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    That bench is spectacular! I love the drapes too! Well done!

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  13. The mum of all trades
    July 8, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    This is fabulous, the room is so elegant, love it!

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  14. Julia @ 551Eastdesign
    July 8, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    I'm in love and totally want that bench!

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  15. Donna, The Decorated House
    July 8, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    Great idea! You did a wonderful job with it. It looks perfect in front of the window.

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  16. Rachel @ My Happily Ever After
    July 9, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    Wow lovely! I'm looking around at my furniture to see if I can do this too lol πŸ™‚

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  17. Jacqueline
    July 9, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    I love the bench and the curtains are amazing!

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  18. Lacie
    July 9, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    I love this!! Adding a mental note to keep an eye out for a coffee table with potential. πŸ™‚

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  19. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    July 9, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    Looks absolutely darling~ I love the stripe on that pretty bench! Thanks for sharing at FNF πŸ™‚

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  20. Suburbsmama
    July 9, 2011 @ 5:04 am

    Oh my goodness! I can not believe how good it turned out. You are truly a inspiration to me.
    I love it so much, that I am featuring it on my blog in the morning, Come grab a button, when you get a chance.
    http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/

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  21. The Tootsie Wootsie
    July 9, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love the deatail in the bench and What great color choices!

    http://www.tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com

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  22. Michelle
    July 9, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Love the way this came out!!I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!!! I would love if you would come by my blog today or tomorrow morning and link this up to my Delicately Constructed party!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  23. Hayley
    July 10, 2011 @ 4:55 am

    Beautiful! Love those curtains too.

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  24. Wendys Hat
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    Beautiful job on the table/bench! Everything looks perfect!

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  25. The Birth of KLC
    July 11, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    Thank you! The exact inspiration that I needed!!!!!

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  26. Heather
    July 11, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    I love this bench. I was just thinking about what to do with an old coffee table I have in the garage. I'm going to do this!!! Great idea. πŸ™‚ Heather @ 500dollarwedding.blogspot.com

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  27. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    July 13, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    things were so nutty here with our house last week that i totally missed this post!!! and i LOVE it! so glad you linked up so i could see it, julie. it looks amazing and so chic!

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  28. Sue@Uniquely Chic
    July 13, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    Beautiful bench and you chose the perfect spot fr it.

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  29. just another mom
    July 13, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    awesome job especially with the stripes, i know from past tries not an easy task. well done…im doing this with my coffee table soon to be "soft sided" coffee table….thanks
    God Bless

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  30. Jenny
    July 15, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    So cute and I love the fabric you chose! I have had a similar project sitting in my house for awhile now, and I keep putting it on the back burner. I love your technique too – well done!

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  31. Jennifer
    July 15, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    Julie – I have been admiring this bench for about a week – it's so beautiful!! I love your fabric choice, and it was such a creative idea! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love Favorites.

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-im-in-love.html

    xoxo

    Jenn

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  32. Kathy
    July 15, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    Krylon…oh my goodness that is awesome!!! Your new best *friend*!

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  33. Leslie Davis
    July 16, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    Excellent in every way. I was curious about how much did all the foam and batting cost?

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  34. MJ
    July 17, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    Beautiful! πŸ™‚

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  35. 4ccc7af6-f674-11e0-b3b1-000bcdcb471e
    October 14, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    I know I'm way after everyone else, but I have to tell you I am so jealous of the price you paid. I never find anything this low at any of the places I go to. While I am more of a modern style girl, I love this piece as it embraces mod and traditional.

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  36. RMather
    October 20, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    I am about to do the same thing with a table in my living room… I need to know where you got the foam. PS, I LOVE the bench!

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  37. Julie
    October 20, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    @RMather
    I get the foam at a foam store in my town, but they do sell it at some fabric stores.

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  38. Hillybear
    November 11, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    I'm a new follower. Getting ready to paint/refinish a bench today…what a great inspiration you gave me. Just beautiful!

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  39. Tori
    November 12, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    I just saw this on Pinterest and it's awesome!! I must try!! Love the blog too!!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com

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  40. Casey
    November 18, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    Hi! I am becoming more and more curious about these DIY tables-to-benches! When picking out fabrics to use, are there certain qualities I should look for? i.e., thread counts to make sure the bench doesn't rip when sat upon, thickness… anything like that? Thanks!

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  41. Julie
    November 18, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    @Casey
    I would recommend a quality upholstery fabric or even a canvas dropcloth…I've done 2 others with those. You can fins those posts under "Canvas Drop Cloth"

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  42. Photo by emma
    November 23, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    Love it

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  43. midwestdomesticbliss
    December 30, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    It looks perfect there! I want to try duplicating your project next year.

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  44. 37823172-411f-11e1-ba47-000bcdcb471e
    January 17, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    I have a coffee table just waiting to be transformed. Just for clarification you removed the original table top and used a piece of plywood? Would this work by just covering and reattaching the oringal top?

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    • Julie
      January 17, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

      Yes, that is a possibility as well if the top is easily removable.

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  45. Jen
    February 8, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Julie, absolutely beautiful bench and so pretty in front of the window! I am sure Lola loves it.

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  46. Vaccine Free World
    October 12, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!

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  47. Nicole O'Connell
    October 26, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    This is fabulous! I am so happy to have come across your site as I have a similar project I've (been putting off) wanted to do! Thanks!!

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  48. Ryan
    February 10, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    This is beautiful. I am hoping to make a cushion to put on top of our play table to make it look more like an ottoman. Where did you get the thick foam?

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    • Julie
      February 10, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

      I get the foam at a foam store in my town, but they do sell it at some fabric stores.

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  49. Vicki Dutcher
    July 28, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    Just saw this on Pinterest — I so have a perfect table to do this with! Thanks for sharing~

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  50. GENAE DIXON BANKS
    October 18, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    love!!!

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  51. Belinda Delgado
    December 28, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Gorgeous!

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  52. isabelle garel
    January 7, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    superbe

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  53. cheryl
    June 11, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    Just to clarify did you remove the top? Did you attach the cushion to the top and if so how? I love this bench and want to make one myself. You did a great job! I am sure the stripe took some expertise to keep straight. I am going to follow and subscribe to you. What an inspiration. Also, the krylon paint doesn't leave drip lines for you? I always have trouble with spray paint.

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    • Julie
      June 11, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

      Yes, the top is usually screwed on. You can easily remove it and then put it back on after it's done. As for the spray paint, be sure to just do a few thin coats and hold the can back far enough to where it doesn't go on too thick. Good luck with yours!!

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