Monday, December 30, 2013

ASCP Graphite Upholstered Bench Seat

I recently came across a beautiful velvet upholstered bench seat. The fabric was still in gorgeous condition and the tufting divine. I didn't care for the timber base but knew that it could easily be updated with a little ASCP Graphite. I thought that white was not the right choice for this seat and am so happy I went with my instincts as it turned out beautifully.

Before I started any work on this I unscrewed the upholstered part and put it aside. It's in such gorgeous vintage condition that I didn't want any paint on it or to rip the velvet. Much better to be safe than sorry.

I then spent several house on this piece as the dowels folding the base and legs together were a little loose. I removed the dowels, reglued them and also inserted some metal brackets. It's not wobbly at all now.

Once it was all structurally firm I lightly sanded it and then painted it in two coats of ASCP Graphite, a gorgeous charcoal black. I then sanded it with a sanding sponge and top coated it for durability, smoothness and sheen.

It's off to live in Wagga.

One day I'm going to give upholstery tufting a go, I'm very intrigued to see if I can do it.  Next time perhaps.

Fiona xx


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Cassie, if we had room at the end of our bed I would have liked to keep this one.

  2. It looks great and I much prefer the base black

  3. Love the upholstery - looks big enough for a bed! And graphite is a personal fav colour - perfect in my livingroom tho I must control myself s I am trying to lighten it up a notch!

    1. I know what you mean, I also love graphite but want light coloured furniture in my house to keep it bright.
      Happy new year
      Fiona xx


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