Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Before and After...

This bench was sitting in my brother's garage and didn't fit his family's decorating style. I asked if I could have it back in 2003. Bought three outdoor cushions at an 'end of the season' sale at a local store. Why are cushions so expensive?

I tried to live with the dark wood, but it didn't fit my hospital white look. So at some point I painted it white, had blue denim slipcovers made for the cushions as well as for some old pillows I had on hand. Two or so years ago while in the Hamptons I bought a blue and white throw which I draped over the cushions and back of the bench. I use table cloth weights on the portion that hangs off the back to keep the throw from slipping down when someone sits on it.

I love this bench because I can stretch out and take a nap. Since the picture above was taken I have hung drapes on my screen porch for privacy. More pics of the screen porch soon.
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Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

11 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Wow, Renee - you are the queen of well thought out detail! If you lived in the east, I'd hire you to pull together our new addition! Really.

Faye said...

RENEE,THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! BLESSINGS, FAYE

Tricia Anne said...

You are a lucky girl! What a fabulous piece of furniture! I especially like your added touches and fresh paint. Your porch is lovely too! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

V and Co. said...

look at that! wow! it looks great!

Allidink said...

Wow it looks great! I can't believe it's the same bench!

All the best,
Allison

Raggedy Girl said...

I love seeing your beautiful home, you have such a sense of what you want and remain so true to your style.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
I love coming to visit you
from
Roberta Anne a.k.a. The Raggedy Girl

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I wanted to thank you for getting that done for me... you can ship it out anytime... i'm home most days for delivery.... LOL *WINK*

Wonderful transformation. I've been looking for something just like this. I refuse to settle so it may take as long as it's been taking to find my metal bed set. I'm a patient girl though, i'll wait it out.

I love the bench.

C Maisy said...

STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!! You are awesome. I LOVE it!!!
Love the new header pic too!!!

The Vintage Rose said...

Enjoyed my visit today! Inspired to get going again with my house rearranging, so bye bye computer!

Nancy said...

You are so talented! That is really very neat...good job! nancy

Dawn said...

It looks much better in white! It's a beautiful bench!!!