Thursday, August 23, 2012

A new bench...

Hi Everyone!  I know some of you are tired of seeing headboards turned into benches, but I'm getting ready for the first fall craft fair and benches are a staple for my booth.  I got this headboard and foot board at the junk place that is no longer there, this past spring, you can see the original post here.
It had a piece missing from the foot that has been gone for a long time.
I used Kwik wood to fill in the missing portion and I filled all the other other cracks with wood filler.  Then sanded as needed.
I cut apart the foot board and then started building.....that was back in May...then it was set aside until after Dad's second surgery.
I spent time a couple of weeks ago when the weather was cooler to finish building it but neglected to take any pictures of it.  I painted it in Ivory latex paint and sanded it with my orbital sander to lightly distress it.
When I got home from work tonight I upholstered the seat in this fun paisley fabric.
The pictures are a little dark but then it's getting dark outside and I didn't want to wait until tomorrow to photograph it.
 I think this fabric is fun.  And here you can see the distressing...it's minimal....
 ....and a close up of the fabric.
I will be taking this to the Apple Jack's Fair in Nebraska City in the middle of September.  And I hope it finds a new home.  But if it doesn't...it will fit in nicely in my new studio.  So either way it will be a win/win.  Thanks for stopping by.

Linking to:
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2012/08/catch-as-catch-can-86.html 
http://www.504main.com/2012/08/tickled-pink-no-112.html 
http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/shine-on-fridays-42-and-giveaway.html 
http://alderberryhill.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-scene-monday-37.html 

8 comments :

  1. You are one talented lady. I love reading about whatever tools you are busy creating beautiful things with. I, too, hope this great bench finds a new home...it's perfect.

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  2. very talented and creative....I love the fabric....love fabrics hate to sew go figure

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  3. I love these benches. Great job! I am pinning this because "one of these days" I am going to try this:)
    PS I am now following via Facebook

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  4. I'm not tired of it, love both the last two, but this did make me realize I was going to stop back at a sale that had a free headboard/footboard. Sounds like work this morning now, but maybe I'll head out and see if it is still there.

    ~Bliss~

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  5. Your bench looks marvelous!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

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  6. OMG!!

    This is absolutely stunning!!

    Also , so glad that you are finally getting some rain!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. how wonderful! Your bench looks fantastic Holly! You do such great work.
    I'll be needing to make some for my one sale soon.

    gail

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