About 6 years ago, my sister and I were rummaging through the loft of my grandfather’s barn, looking for treasures. And I found this:
A quirky cast iron bench frame with two black cats fighting on a picket fence! I knew it had potential so I snagged it, and sadly, it’s been awaiting it’s make-over ever since. Hey, I’ve been busy the last 6 years, okay! Before it made the journey out of storage in Kentucky to my new home of Florida, my awesome dad was kind enough to cut down a board to the size of the seat. Thanks, Dad! And then it sat in my house for a few months…I intentionally kept it visible and not hidden away so that I wouldn’t forget about it and finally a few weeks ago it was time to get out my sanding tools and buy some black spray paint.
I finished it up today, first stapling some leftover batting for a little cushioning. Then, ironing and wrapping some gray indoor/outdoor fabric around the seat. It was a little tricky because the bolts were right in the way on both ends. So, I tucked the fabric in as close as I could to the bolts and then wrapped the long edges as you would normally when upholstering a chair seat. It took a little origami skills but it wasn’t anything too difficult.
Enjoy this Labor Day Weekend!