I found this bench at an estate sale last spring. It was a disaster, but I saw that the frame was good and sturdy. My husband thought I was crazy, it was raining and the things was a complete mess. I don't have a "before" shot for you because we went directly to the upholsterer from the sale.
|Louis XV Bench|
The grey linen fabric was a remnant, already backed for upholstery. I almost put a white linen on it, but thought the grey would work better in the room.
It works perfectly in the room. The bare room, because I "uncluttered" it.
|Stretcher bars add strength, and more surface to dust.|
I have another bench that isn't in the best spot at the foot of this bed, however I like having it at the foot of this bed to catch the blanket. It is the only other bench I have with the stretcher bars, but it is far more ornate. The problem is I think a bench at the foot of a bed should be rectangular, this one is a rectangle, but it is not long enough to me.