Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Bench

Time for fall!  Here is my lastest re-do...







This spooky bench was a prairie dove original. 

A friend of mine was downsizing and was getting rid of this:







I had to pull over!!

The bench had a wood finish and was missing a dowel.

I shoved her in my van on my way to school.

I actually had to remove the bench when picking up the kids, and then put it back in.
 
Now that's dedication.







One coat of Ace primer, two coats of leftover Dutch Boy gloss black and some light distressing leave this bench ready to party!

(She is styled outside, but will be used indoors).

Betty, I know you saw the bench photos!  If you want her back, you're more than welcome!

I will be linkingup this week at:


17 comments:

Katie said...

The bench is perfection and love how you styled it!

Tina said...

The bench is beautiful! Just what I'm looking for! If you find another one, send it my way!
Love the Fall arrangement!

Barb and Dell said...

Your bench if wonderful and it's displayed great too.
Happy Fall,
Barb

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

THE BENCH TURNED OUT SO CUTE AND I LOVE THE WAY YOU DECORATED IT.
LAUREN

Bobbie said...

Lucky you ...what a great bench. Love your fall decor sitting around your new find. Darling! Bless your heart. I saw your post the other day ....your poor toe. Hope things are better and you are healing. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. Enjoy the day. Bobbie

Terrie said...

A Very lovely bench with festive Halloween setting. I love all and also your cats sorts. Funny and lovely.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it andrea! so fallish! and i love the decor. i also love the cats in the previous post- so perfect!

Peggy57 said...

I'm glad you were so determined it turned out great and so pretty with the fall decor. Thanks for stopping by my little blog and following me at PJH Designs. I appreciate it.

Mom Daughter Style said...

very lovely project. I wish I have a space outdoor but I live in a condo.

Thanks for sharing this great craft idea. I'm visiting from Inspiration Friday. I hope you take a visit at my blog if you have time.

I'm your latest follower
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Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

I love your bench and the holiday autumn display is super cute. Well done!

Faded Plains said...

What a great find...and makeover!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm sure the bench thanks you for being so dedicated. It looks great.

Mandy said...

This bench is awesome! It looks so festive how you decorated it.
I'd love it if you shared it at my link party!
www.projectqueen.org
Hope your toe is feeling better!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, you did such a great job transforming that bench!! I love how you dressed it up for Halloween and cracked up about having to unload it to get the kids in...been there, done that!:-)
Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week~
Vanessa

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love your bench its so cute! I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Stop by and check me out sometime.

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Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Your new bench looks beautiful!! What a find and great work in getting it in shape!

Thanks for your idea. Actually, I do have my paintings in a local restaurant and recently changed up some of the pieces. I've tried other cafe's before, but this is the first time that I found a place where it actually sells!

I'll try other places, too, now that you suggested it.

Have a great weekend.

Geneva said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower... I remember reading your blog before and am your newest follower as well. Enjoyed reading this post about your bench... it turned out really cute, and I love the way you have it styled for Autumn.

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