Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Refurbished Bench and a Pillow

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!

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. AWESOME It all looks great and lu, lu, luv the pillow!! I thought I heard the sewing machine in the background while I was talking to you earlier! I am now looking around my house to see what I can trade you to make me one of those pillows for my living room. My birthday is coming soon...hint hint!

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  3. GORGEOUS! I have been searching for a good deal on a bench like that for our small front porch. What a difference paint makes! And I like it as it is with that adorable pillow.

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  4. Great trade! The bench and pillow are perfect.

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  5. That bench is just gorgeous - love the white.... I think you made a fabulous trade too!

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  6. Great bench and great pillow. You did an awesome job.

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  7. Nice bench and very fun pillow! Great job!

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  8. Very nice! I love the flower. Great job painting the bench!

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  9. I would sooooo, or sew buy one of those pillows from you! LOVE IT! That is so adorable! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday and sharing this week! I hope you will come back to visit me soon. If you haven't already, be sure to enter the giveaway.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  10. OM goodness--I love them--paint I think is the 8th wonder of the world. And the pillow is adorable, thanks for linking up!

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  11. That bench is adorable! I would love to have you join my Mclinky party Favorite Things Friday the 19th if you are interested!

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  12. Very cute! I love that pillow!

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  13. Love the bench redo. Simple, yet stunning.

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  14. That bench is fabulous. I love that you left it with the simple white. It's a nice look to get rid of the empty wall.

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  15. Love the bench...thanks for visiting my blog! You are so crafty and cute! I thoroughly enjoyed nosying around on your blog. I am not Apostolic, but it appears we are both Pentecostal! :)
    God Bless,
    Natural Mama
    Come bk to visit!

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  16. GREAT bench! I'm lovin' that pillow!! TOO CUTE!

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  17. I love the bench... but I would want the chandelier too ;) I want one for my bathroom one of these days! Love how you did the pillow.

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  18. The chandelier and bench facelifts are really fabulous. It is wonderful to see a ho-hum bench turn into something that can grab tghe center of attention. And the pillow is very sassy and fun!
    Great job on all three!

    Yvonne

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  19. Wow...great bench revamp! And I love your pillow too. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! And I followed ;)

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  20. What a great transformation! You should put a quilt on the wall now. :)

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  21. The bench is so cute. Man, I want a friend to swap with. I have a basement full of goodies!

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  22. It's been a week since you've refurbished something? You ARE under the weather for sure. ;) Please feel better!!! I miss you in real life and in blog-land.

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  23. The Pillow is my favorite! Love that. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  24. That looks amazing, I love your pillow!

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  25. Thanks so much for linking up to Favorite Things Friday!

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