Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pretty Little Bench

Hi Lovely Bloggerettes!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend and you are ready to seize the new week.
I have a few little projects to show you but first of all the auction was a total bust.  Nothing there for me.  But I did find this little bench.
Once again I was so anxious to paint it that I didn't get a before picture.  Let's just say it was dark wood with an ugly tapestry fabic top.
I fell in love with the legs and all the little scrolly detailing...
 I've had this fabulous grain sack for a long time and just couldn't bring myself to cut it....that is until now....

 It has a few small spots on it here and there but hey, it's old.
I have a few spots, myself!
I'm not sure I can part with this one, just look how pretty it looks in my living room. 
I think I'll ask my resident designer if I should keep it or not...
Oh well, no response.  She's too busy lounging and looking lovely.

I'm still loving this aqua blue in my living room.  I found this pretty bottle and I think it's perfect with the mercury glass.

Well that's it for now.  Remember it's a new week so get out there and create, make, sew, bake, photograph, paint, write, fluff and find something wonderful and share it with us!



Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool bench, lovin' the great lines on the grain sack! No doubt the next pic of Gizzy will be on the bench:@)

Jacqui said...

Wow! That is lovely! What a transformation from the description of how you found it. I love it


What a lovely bench!

Sharing Shadymont said...


Your bench is lovely!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice find, Sissie! I love the details on it. I love the little footstool underneath it, too!

Trisha said...

I can see why you liked perfect in so many ways!!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love it, I know we hate to use the good stuff!! I think that bench was worthy though! Gizzy, she won't give you advise, but she will let you know as soon as you make a design mistake!


Lucille said...

Yes, it's my kind of bench. Great redo!

Debbie said...

That bench looks great in your living room, Sissie. You did a wonderful job making it pretty.
I love the aqua bottle too!
Enjoy your week.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'd keep it! Love it with the grain sack and the little one underneath is adorable too!

Maureen said...

Ohhhhhh.....nice bench! Like you I hesitate to cut fabric too. Not sure what that's about.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The bench is wonderful and I love the grain sack upholstery. Looks amazing in your living room. I think you really need it. Hugs, Marty

Pam @ Frippery said...

It looks lovely in your room, but, sometimes we have to part with our newly bought treasures... So we can hunt for more! That said it would be awfully hard to let it go. Live with it and love it until you find something you love more.

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love this Bench!! Just saying hi. Have a super week :)

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- I would have a really hard time parting with that- I LOVE it! xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie the lines of that bench are so pretty! Made even prettier by that great grain sack top! Looks like a keeper to me! Hugs, Linda

Dorthe said...

Truly a keeper, dear Sissie. It looks perfect there in your room, and with the sweetest footstool beneath,
and I love Gizzy relaxing there on your wicker table :-)
Hugs to you ,and a happy week.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great post--I always enjoy your kitty pictures. Love your bench--and I love that blue glass too. Love the color.

Melissa said...

Everything turned out so lovely. Kitty looks divine. Thanks for those encouraging words at the end of your post to go out and create. Good advice!

Karen said...

Great bench Sissie, I dont blame you for not wanting to part with it. The aqua is beautiful with silver.

Beverly said...

Great redo. I love the bench, and you found a perfect use for the feedsack. Some lucky someone is going to snap that up the minute they see it.

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

It is very pretty and I love the cushion....I am sure I heard your resident designer say meowwwwww...keep it!

Susan said...

Hi! Sissie, I just found your blog! I will definitely be following you. Your little bench is precious!! It most definitely is a keeper, and so is your resident designer!

Okio B Designs said...

Your bench is STUNNING! And I really love the aqua with the mercury glass too. It looks so pretty. =)


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Sissie, I am lovin your little bench. It is too cute and it looks fab in your room with the darling little stool beneath it! I agree with everyone; you must keep it! Have a gorgeous day.


Donna said...

You've worked your magic yet again, Sissie! Lovin' the bench, I bet Gizzy will claim it for her own:) And I adore your gorgeous octagon shaped table! The aqua and mercury glass are beautiful!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Your bench is definitely a keeper Sissie!
A truly masterful transformation as always and fits perfectly into your decor!!

Cindy said...

Oooooooo, maybe you didn't find alot, but what you did find was great. I love little benches... they're easy to make cute, and functional. This one looks great in your house. The blue vase is cool too!


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Brilliant decision to cut that grain sack and use it. Looks stunning. I think that bench is a keeper!

Theresa said...

you saved that grainsack for the perfect project, it turned out beautifully! Love the little stool under it, I would have a hard time parting with either of them! t.xoxo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love that bench and the little foot stool underneath it too!

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