Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Pretty Pair

I have been painting and reupholstering again.


This is how it looked before, below.

This next bench was in my booth for a while looking like this, below.

It sat there waiting to go home with someone, but no one seemed to like it.  So I took it home and painted it.  Here is how it looks now.

Hopefully someone will fall in love with it now.  Both pieces are headed to my booth at Needful Things Antique Mall.

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Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

Terra said...

You transformed these benches into beautiful pieces.

Bonnie said...

Wish I lived closer. I 'd take either one of these benchs. They're beautiful.

All Ways Designing said...

They're fantastic.

That reminds me, the one I use at my desk needs to be recovered!!

Jan ♥

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm sure that the paint will have someone taking her home with them soon.

Blessings,
Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

I can't believe how well the painted stripes look on that fabric, such a great alternative to super expensive grain sacks!
I like the bench on the boyyom painted, it just looks fresher, although I would be sold on that feed saxk upholstery in a heartbeat either way. I'm sure it will find a home soon!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm in love with it:)
looking at that reminds me once again I need to paint mine. Then I need to recover the seat cushion.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love these little footstools, Penny! It's great that you see the potential in them; I'm sure I would have passed by that first one unless I was actually looking for a footstool to makeover. Your makeover turned out great.

see you there! said...

Your makeovers are great, and in the case of your makeover of a makeover (the second one) it just goes to show that one should never give up on something, just find a way to tweak it. I like the white paint on both.

Darla

Beverly said...

Looking good, Penny. Hopefully they will find new homes very soon.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely transformation.
Sam

Jackie said...

You have a gift! Not only are you a house whisperer, but you are also a furniture whisperer! Well done!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cute! I would buy both of those footstools!

Vee said...

Gosh, I wish people sold things like that here. I'd take either one. The French linen bench came out so darling and I like the Coffee bench both the before and after. You do wonderful work, Penny!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh so pretty -- great job on those :)

Happy weekend!

Blessings!
Gail

Canadian Chickadee said...

Amazing, Penny. The curves on the front of the bench apron don't even show up in the dark wood, but the lighter paint really highlights the elegant curves.

Good job!

bj said...

ahhh, I love it all. I really like your work, Penny. You are a talented lady, for sure. :)

Good luck on winning the house numbers sign. :)

Kelly said...

I love how it looks now! I think burlap and white look so good together. Little footstools are so cute here and there. I have one in my bedroom and a couple in my basement that I'm not using at the moment.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The little bench looks a lot better painted white. I hope someone else will think so too. The fabric is perfect too!

Donna said...

Oh I love them both, Penny. The second one looks great painted white.

Hugs,
Donna

Babs said...

Both are so cute. I'll bet they'll sail right out of your shop. Have a good weekend,
Babs

Sherri said...

Penny, those transformations in the benches are just wonderful!! I love the very first one your showed the best, but they all are lovely. Hope someone loves them too and takes them home with them!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a difference a little paint can make. Both of them turned out great.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Penny,

Wow - what a difference the paint and blue stripes make. You are so creative and always make everything look new and fresh.

I have been catching up on your blog and loved seeing the wildlife and beautiful N.C. mountains again - makes me homesick.

Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Erin

Debbiedoo's said...

Nice job Penny! You did a great job and they totally transformed the look.