Antique Bench Makeover with Vintage Pillowcase


A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

Friends, I have a sweet little makeover for you today.  This antique bench deserved to have a much more charming look, and the stained green fabric wasn’t doing it any favors.

A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

I searched through my stash and found this gorgeous vintage pillowcase with stitched floral design which I’ve had for years and been saving for the perfect project.

A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

I didn’t even need to cut the pillowcase, it was exactly the right size to recover the seat.

A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

The wood was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Pure White and lightly distressed for a kind of shabby chic look.  Then I used clear wax to protect it.

A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

The pillowcase is SO pretty… can you see all the texture?  I think the design may have been hand stitched.

A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

Here’s a before-after comparison:

A shabby chic style antique bench makeover with Chalk Paint and recovered with a vintage pillowcase.  girlinthegarage.net

What do you think of this sweet little bench makeover?  I’d love to know!

Have a wonderful weekend, friend~

Jen

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9 Comments on Antique Bench Makeover with Vintage Pillowcase

  1. Paula@SweetPea
    August 7, 2015 at 9:05 am (3 years ago)

    Great makeover! I love that you were able to use a vintage pillowcase as the covering. Now that pretty embroidery can be enjoyed daily.

    Reply
  2. Rose L.
    August 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it!!

    Reply
    • Jen
      August 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Rose!

      Reply
  3. Shirley
    August 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    You are an inspiration. I have 3 or 4 vintage pillowcases that I have had a number of years. I don’t have a bench like the one you have but I do have a few small stools. Thanks for the eye opener……

    Reply
    • Jen
      August 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Sharon – good luck with your stools, I’m sure they will be beautiful!

      Reply
  4. Susan
    August 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm (3 years ago)

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! Great job. I love it

    Reply
  5. Denise Hardy
    August 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm (3 years ago)

    The pillowcase was obviously made for the bench 🙂 It looks beautiful 🙂

    Reply
    • Jen
      August 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Denise! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Susan
    August 11, 2015 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

    The bench looks beautiful!!

    Reply

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