Friday, June 28, 2013

New bench....

Hi Everyone!  I thought I'd show you my new favorite bench.  I built it about two weeks ago and then had to step away from it to take care of other orders and I finally got back to it in the last couple of days.  It's one of the headboards my Aunt Barb brought me the day of my Studio Open House that I shared with you here.  Let's look at the before shots...they aren't pretty.
It was painted white and then painted very badly with brown paint.  I did a little sanding to it, but wanted to keep the chippy paint look that it had from the brown paint.  I cut the foot board almost in half and then decided to cut down the post.  If it had been a full size I probably wouldn't have cut the post down but with them it looked more like a torture chair than a bench you'd want to sit on.
 So here it is, all dressed up in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.  It has been sanded to reveal the brown, white and a little yellow (it's original color maybe?). 
 I upholstered it in one of favorite fabrics.  I love the way this looks with the Old White. 
 The fabric goes so well with the blues and greens in my Studio so I won't be disappointed if it doesn't sell right away...that way I can enjoy it for a while.
I shifted furniture around last night to make room for some new pieces (I can't wait to show you the big piece I just finished).  I think it just might be time for another Open House here at the studio.  I've got all the empty spaces filled.  I just need to create some art work for the walls and some messages boards and then it will be filled nicely.  So we'll have to see.  I also have some custom orders to finish (hopefully this weekend!).  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. WOW. Again, I say, you have been very busy. It's hard to believe that bench was a headboard. It looks great!

  2. The new bench is very pretty. Love that fabric!

  3. Looking good, wouldn't that look pretty in a girls room?

  4. Very sweet little bench. I have a set ( head and foot board) from my Mr. Grandmother that we are planning to do the same with.
    Happy weekend.
    Hugs, Gee

  5. Really, really pretty Holly, love it !

  6. love your latest bench Holly... the fabric is pretty. I'm glad you cut down the posts. :)

    I want to build a bench!


  7. Wow! This is amazing! I am so impressed with the entire project!

  8. I love these and I have been intending to make one for a long time now...I need to move it up on my to-do list! Love it!! I shared it on my FB page today. Thanks for sharing it at the Rock 'N Share! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  9. I love this bench! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured this on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

  10. What a beautiful bench - LOVE it!!!