Reupholster This Gossip Bench?

Reupholster This Gossip Bench?

Gregory Han
Sep 2, 2009

Q - I picked up this "gossip bench" (I think this is what they are called) at my local thrift store for $10 and am totally enthralled by it. Structurally, it's in great shape but the wood on top is a bit dinged up and the upholstery either needs a very good cleaning or a reupholster job. Which is where my question comes in…

Part of me loves it as is, but part of me would also like to reupholster the chair part. I'm fairly handy and the chair does detach from the bench easily. What scares me a bit are those lines down the back (not sure how those would be replicated) and also, if anyone has tackled a project like this, any pointers would be helpful. 

The wood I could either paint or refinish but I'm having a hard time deciding whether to change th entire piece or just keep it as original as possible.

What do you think? What would you do to this lovely little piece?

Sent by Katie

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