After teasing you all with my tales of my upholstery class it's time for a little reveal. Meet Betsy.
My new hallway bench created by my own fair hand with a little help from my handy andy brother and a very patient tutor.
Before you ask. No, I am not in the habit of naming all my furniture but as my bench and I have a special relationship built up over hours of prodding and poking to get her just right, innumerate loadings in and out of the boot of my car to go to class and easily a million touch ups of accidentally scratched paint when finally she was completed in all her glory I thought she deserved a name.
Betsy has a cute set of legs salvaged from a pine coffee table and a sturdy wooden frame built by my brother. Carpentry is well beyond my DIY ability. I know when I need to call in help.
I painted the legs with satin paint and gave them a coat of clear wax to protect them from the hoover, little feet and not so little feet.
The top is sprung with webbing and has a deep foam cushion for the seat. The fabric is Quadrille in Summer by Clarke & Clarke. I added piping to the centre of the bench. It breaks up the expanse of fabric on the sides and adds a little pretty.
Betsy was my project from last term. She just needed a few finishing touches. I have my sights set on greater things now I have built up my confidence.
There is a very battered and unloved Parker Knoll fireside chair waiting in the wings.