Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another furniture rehab!

It's my second furniture rehab and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I found this little bench at the local thrift store. 

I'd been looking for something to put at the end of the bed for my guest room (when I actually start decorating it) and this was the perfect little thing. It was only $5! I think it was probably a bench for a typing desk or something like that, it's definitely too small to be a piano bench. 

I used white satin paint and some decorator fabric that I paid a mere $1.50 a yard for. Here it is in all it's "new" glory!


My guest room only has a mattress and box spring right now but I have lots of ideas for making it a really cute room using furniture we already have. (Furniture still in our City House.) I wanted a kind of "shabby chic" look and was going to go with pinks and greens until I realized this quilt we already have looks really nice with the green wall color we chose. I'll use this for a while so that I don't have to spend any real money. I don't want the room to end up looking TOO country but a little country style is OK...let's just say modern country, OK?  MIL is the person who usually stays here and I'm keeping her in mind as I decorate. It's OK if the room ends up pretty "girly". I'm in a house full of males after all, I should get to have one pretty girl area, right? 

It's got a lot more work ahead of it but I can already see the potential...cute, cute cute! 

The Son and I are heading to Lowe's today to pick up more spray paint and to get some other odds and ends that we need. The weather is beautiful but actually a little too cool for the pool today, I hope tomorrow's warmer! Have a great day everyone out there in Blogland! 

9 comments:

Cathy said...

It looks really cute!!
Good work. I can't wait to get some furniture re-habing going on! I need something to post about!!

Chris said...

WHY can't I find a good deal like that? It's just adorable!!

Marie said...

VERY cute! And great deal on that bench!

Erin Leigh said...

It is coming out nicely!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Caren,

Your furniture rehab turned out great. Your guest room is coming along nice. Love that quilt.

Brandee :-)

Darlene said...

Oh, I LOVE your little bench rehab!! Really cute!!

Kimba said...

It came out great! Nice job! Does the seat lift off for storage? If so, I think it's a sewing stool.

Yea you!

Jane said...

The bench looks really cute. The quilt is gorgeous. Your guest room is off to a really good start!

Anna See said...

Nice job! Don't you love recycling furniture!