Recovering My Piano Bench

July 21, 2014 by 6 Comments

I covered my piano bench with white fabric years ago and it’s been collecting little fingerprints ever since!  The other day I finally decided it was time for Recovering My Piano Bench!  Little B and I found five fun options for fabric for my piano bench and you helped me decide on the winning fabric!!!  This week my kids are at Gigi & Pa Camp so project number one has been completed!  After reading all of your comments on the blog and pinterest — I narrowed it down to the top two fabrics — seen below!

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I slid a screwdriver under the old staples and tapped with my mallet to loosen them.

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 Then used my pliers to grip and twist the staples out completely.

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Okay, ready for my new fabric choice!?!  Greek Key in a smoky gray fabric!  I love this classic style and the way the colors compliment the room is perfect!

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After removing the seat from the bench, I placed the fabric face down on my coffee table and centered the seat on the fabric.  Using my staple gun, I tucked the cut side of the fabric and attached it to the first side of the bench.  On the shorter sides, I cut off a portion of the fabric to allow for a smoother fold along the edge of the bench.

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After all four sides were covered and secured with staples, I used my finger to find the exact location of the screw holes to reattach the seat to the bench and marked these with a marker.

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 A huge change in just about fifteen minutes!!!

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With a bit of dusting and some new fabric, this piano bench is totally styling!Gray-Greek-Key-Fabric-@ItsOverflowing 2

  And I love how well the fabric coordinates with my makeshift coffee table, too!!!

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6 Responses to “Recovering My Piano Bench”
  1. Diana says:

    Aimee, it turned out amazing! What are we doing next? LOL

  2. Thanks, Aimee! I have a small bench I want to recover too and you did a fabulous job! Love the updated fabric! So chic… the mix of modern fabric and traditional piano looks wonderful together!

  3. That looks great Aimee…love the fabric!

  4. Nikki says:

    This turned out so pretty! I really like the fabric you chose. This has me thinking that I may to add this to my list of things to do! The piano bench that came with our 1800’s family heirloom piano was way too unstable for my guys, so I picked up a more traditional bench at a second hand furniture store. It is not currently covered in fabric, but I think I may just need to be. Thanks for the inspiration!

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