Monday, August 8, 2011

Ethan Allen bench...

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I wanted to show you my latest build.  This bench is made from a full size Ethan Allen bed.  My favorite supplier of used headboards had this one for sale in his shop and gave me a great deal on it because of all the headboards I've purchased from him.  I almost hated cutting this one in half, but I'm sure glad that I did.

I love this detail on the leg.  I'm going to have to tape that off really well before I paint.
Now my only question is, what color should I paint it?  And what saying should I put on it?  What would you like to see?  What would you want to buy?  I'm taking this to the Essex Labor Day Market.  It's a mix of antique, flea market, craft fair all rolled into one.  Last  year I took a bench to this, sold it 15 minutes after the "doors" opened and took orders for 7 more benches.  So let's hope the selling god's are with me again this year.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. LOL color? that's the age old question. Trying to figure out what OTHER people want, is so difficult. My white (welcome relax enjoy) bench still sits waiting for a new home. :( I don't think I'm the one to give any advice.
    however, I love the way your bench looks so far! It's very cute!
    we are suppose to get a break on our weather mid-week. I'm not sure how much I'll get done. I need to make a list so that I won't be running around like a nut!
    have a good week Holly!

  2. It's a beautiful bench! I'm think Not bright, and not olive, but kind of sage-y maybe!