I am in the process of making over my 7 year old daughter's bedroom so that it is more "Big Girl". She loves to read so I wanted her to have a cozy spot to relax while she dives into her books.
Here's what I did...
My parents had this beat up, old love seat sitting and wasting away in their shed. It was my great-grandma's. I brought it home and stripped off the old, yucky fabric. Then I gave the wood a light sanding. After sanding, I spray painted it turquoise (paint which was left over from the chairs I previously painted. Yay!)
It had a big tear in the padding so I filled it with stuffing and laid a fresh sheet of batting over the entire seat.
My daughter chose this fabric and I stapled it on to the seat. I pulled it tight and stapled all the way around.
I also added batting and stapled fabric to the back rests and arms too. Then I took some fluffy trim and hot glued it on to hide the staples and unfinished edges.
And there you have it! A perfectly pretty reading place for my little bookworm!
Think about the endless possibilities of making over old seating. Have fun!