This bench has been in my booth at Merchant Square for some time. People remarked that is was nice, but no one seemed to like it enough to take it home. So I decided to give it a new, updated look.
It was covered with a nice floral fabric. When I took the floral fabric off, the top of the bench piece was covered with muslin. Perfect!! I didn't have to line it to finish it.
Here's the finished bench. I covered it with ivory burlap and gave it a cotton ruffled edge. The ruffled edge was from a skirt I found at a thrift store. Bought that skirt because I have plans to use all the ruffles on in. I would have loved to stamp a fleur de lis on this burlap, but it is too coarse to take a good imprint. Anyway, now it will fit in anyone's decor. It's neutral and up-to-date.