Kerri and I had yet another swap. I traded her a chandelier for this bench.
I had to do a little sanding and some painting but I think it turned out pretty well. Originally I was going to make a skirt around the bottom and put baskets under the bench to hold toys. Now that it is painted I kinda like it the way it is so for now I'm going to leave the skirt off.
Then I saw a pillow similar to this one (sorry, I can't remember whose blog it was on to give credit).
I used part of a canvas drop cloth to make the pillow and some fabric scraps for the flower and button.
Then I folded the fabric scraps and stitched them together, placed them on the canvas and sewed them down. I did two layers of this and frayed the edges. Then I put the button on to cover the ends.
Now I have a nice bench on my once long, empty wall. However, I still need something above the bench. Don't worry, I'm thinking!
I am a southern, Jesus lovin' girl who's blessed with a handsome, hard workin' hubby and 2 red-headed cuties, simply living life more abundantly. Here you will see a glimpse into our home and everyday lives.