Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

created at: 03/04/2013

We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:      

created at: 03/04/2013

Forgo the typical fabric option and re-cover that bad boy with some shaggy, Flokati goodness. Morgan used an old IKEA rug (similar to this one) that she had on hand and, after an hour or two, she had herself an awesome Scandinavian-esque bench! Check out how she did it over on The Brick House.

What do you think of this makeover? Have you seen any other unusual materials used for upholstery?


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Anonymous on Mar 05, 2013:

I Love it after. Would be concerned how 2 keep it clean.

CapreeK on Mar 05, 2013:

@anon I like both versions! It's too bad the 'before' was all cracked (which is hard to see in the photo).

Anonymous on Mar 05, 2013:

Honestly I thought the before was rather spectacular.

CapreeK on Mar 04, 2013:

@anon Yeah, that would be the only drawback!

Anonymous on Mar 04, 2013:

Not bad, hard to clean.

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