I've always got a long story to tell, so please bear with me a bit.
My in-laws have always had beautiful furniture. My mother-in-law (whom I miss dearly) would very seldom ever buy anything she saw in a showroom. Her furniture pieces were mostly custom made.
When my husband & I were first married, we bought his childhood home from his Mom & Dad. They were building a new home & they left us some of the furniture that they weren't going to use.
We inherited their old kitchen table, chairs & bench, which were custom made & so darn heavy. Granted, this was not my style at all, so we bought a new set immediately. For some unknown reason, we still kept the old set in the basement. For big parties & holidays, we would bring up the extra chairs & the bench for additional seating. Having the extra set in the basement proved to come in handy.
This summer, I had an epiphany. What if I used the old bench with my current dining room set? (This set is not the one I purchased as a newlywed.)
Hey, not too bad. She certainly goes with my table.
Ok, but she is slightly beat up.
(Excuse that photo, I must have been doing jumping jacks while taking it.)
Hey, I know! What if I covered her with a slipcover?
Oh yeah, I don't sew. :(
But my Aunt does & maybe, just maybe, she'll make a slipcover for me!
Oh Aunt Genevieve, you are the best!! I was absolutely awe struck when I saw it. It turned out much prettier than I even imagined.
I armed her with fabric & a general photo of what I wanted it to look like...nothing more. I guess I don't have to tell you that her version is one million times better than the one I showed her in the photo. She's a perfectionist.
Now, if I could only train my family NOT to sit on the bench for fear of them ruining it. : D
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