Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Piano Bench Gets a Quick Fix

Long before my parent's piano came to live at my house a few years ago, its matching bench that I remember taking ill-fated piano lessons on as a child gave up the ghost. It was replaced with a black bench complete with a snazzy cream leatherette seat.

I was not a fan. Especially after it started to show some wear and tear.

I've had plans to fix it up for a long time, but nothing serious until I stumbled across some fabric recently at my local Home Fabrics store. They carry a lot of discontinued fabrics, so their stock is always changing and they can be a fun place to waste a couple hours on a rainy morning while your kids are in school.

The fabric that I found was linen, a chocolate brown and aqua Ikat - I have no idea who made it or what it was called, I just know that there was only a yard or so left and I paid $3 for it. Score.

I sanded the piano bench well and brushed on some oil-based primer before spraying it with Rustoleum's Heirloom White. The whole project, including recovering the cushion, took me less than a couple hours.

I love easy fixes, especially when they cost less than $10!


  1. This looks great! It's a nice contrast with the rich wood of the piano, too.

  2. Looks fabulous!! I love it!! This is exactly what I need to re-do my seat cushions on my dining set. Again, you've inspired me!! :o)

  3. BEAUTIFUL!! Looks too nice for a piano stool :)

  4. Looks great. Love that Heirloom White.

  5. That was a major score on that fabric! The bench looks great.

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