Friday, February 17, 2012

Dumpster diving Bench Rescue Redo

I almost forgot about this little cutie. I finished her a few months ago and had put her in my booth and she had sold and that reminded me that I had never even posted on her...

This is what she looked like before. I got her on one of my many DUMPSTER DIVING rescue efforts.
You can see another piece from that same expedition HERE.
 Then I got to get out this awesome material that I had gotten at Goodwill for $3.99. I had no Idea what I was going to use it on at the time, I just knew that I loved the colors and design.
So I pulled off the old nasty cover that was on the old bench seat and recovered it and painted the legs with a light grayish brown. Sorry for the lack of pictures on that part...The kids were home while I was working on this project and they can be a tad bit distracting...(just a touch)  and I thought I took a picture of the in between process, but when I sat down with the computer...alas.....there were none!! So like I tell my kids...."use your imagination"  She turned out just beautiful and even sold before I could do a post. So double bonus!! I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!!


13 comments:

Kelly said...

guuuuurlllll friend! that fabric is on the top of my drop cloth drapes!!!! it's so pretty and I love it on the bench!!!! everyone ALWAYS comments on that fabric so expect that bench to be gone lickity split...great job as always!!! you're so talented...

Kelly said...

and now that I read a little more clearer I see she is already gone...do you ever wonder "I wonder what that little bench is doing now...and does she ever think of me..." lol.....jk...well maybe just a little

art is beauty said...

Oh my gosh Kelly, your comments make me laugh so hard, because they are my exact thoughts...LOL!! I know she went to a good home because I happened to be at my booth and saw a young couple looking at her. The wife walked past the booth and then stopped and went right to her. They were meant to be together...I knew she was HOME at that moment..LOL Thank you again for your comments, I always look forward to them. I felt like Cinderellas fairy godmother on this one....:)
Karin

Jamie said...

I love that bench! You did such a great job! I can't wait to go back to my fave store and spend some of my hard earned cash there...Seeing your booth in person will be really cool! :)
~ Jamie

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Cute redux! I always love a good dumpster diving remake.

Classy Clutter said...

Ohhhh my gosh! Simply adorable!!! Hope you'll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We're your newest followers and we'd love to have you link up and follow if you'd like!

http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-spotlight-2.html

Mallory @ Classy Clutter

Vintage Paints said...

I love it! It's adorable!

Kristi said...

Wow. So hard to believe it was from a dumpster dive! Love the fabric you chose! Would be delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays (at i should be mopping the floor): http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-4.html

Have a great week!
{HUGS},
kristi

Anonymous said...

The bench looks beautiful! And the fabric you selected matches the layout of your blog! :-)

Hope you'll link up to my new link party!

Mauvin' Monday

Cheers,
Jessica, your newest Linky follower

Tonia L said...

Very cool! I love the material you chose!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That looks fantastic!! I love the colors you choose as well. New follower here ~ Megan :)

How to Nest for Less said...

LOVE that fabric!! Looks fabulous girl :) Thanks for linking up this week :)

salman santo said...

Love the charming tree! It would be perfect in my little girl's room redo coming soon.kids wall decals