Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Bench in Need of a Makeover

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Oh, my. It's been a looooong time since I've done a project. Life has been a whirlwind the past few years. In fact, I hadn't realized that it has been nearly 3 years since I found this bench on Craigslist.

As you can see the front side is in need of some major TLC. I want to keep/use the original tacks, but I'll have to figure out a plan for the fabric.

Luckily, the back still has the original leather. I plan to lave that untouched.

The original metal tag shows that is was made by the 
Milwaukee Chair Co. for the Northwestern Furniture Co.

The lines of the bench are great. Clean lines with a bit of curve.

59 inches long, 36 high, and 29 deep.

Both the wood finish and the seat (which is split from one end to the other) will need some major attention. I hope I'm up for the challenge. {insert nail biting emoji here}

What kind of projects have you been working on recently? 
Anyone have recommendations for how to deal with the wood?


  1. What a great bench. I cannot wait to see what you do to re love this beauty.

  2. That is an amazing bench. I can't wait to see it once you're finished.

    1. Thanks, Constance! It will be a challenge. Hope I can do something special with it. :)


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