The Little Bench


This bench came into our lives as you see below

it was a good enough bench

good lines

color was 
very red!
which was ok for awhile
{as you guys know I’ve enjoyed my hits of red!)

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BUT I thought I’d tone it down a bit

and make it

blend in

a little more

so off I go…

sand sand sand

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prime, prime, prime


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paint, paint, paint

distress, distress, distress

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here it is in place at the dining room table

(I have plans to adjust the table too - when it warms up enough here)

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what do you think?

Remember my other little stool
(click here to see how I made it)

it still makes me
every time I walk by!

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  1. Much better in white :) I really want one like that for my dining room table! I love the little stool too, it would surely make me smile!

  2. I love it in white. Looks wonderful. I also love that little stool.

    Blessings, Amy

  3. Love it Love it and I love the little stool too!! Martina

  4. Ohhhhh, I LOVE your bench. I have been searching for a LONG while for a bench like that for my dinning room table. I had to laugh, your sand sand sand, prime prime prime, etc reminded me of The New Adventures of Old Christine. One of my favorite shows. Thanks for the giggle.
    ~ Deanna

  5. Love the fresh new look! Sometimes even if you like the old look, making a change can bring new life to a piece!

  6. Lovely bench! Looks much nicer now

  7. love the bench... and that little stool... adorable.

  8. Beautiful redo !! Well done. *Becca* (newest follower)


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