Friday, August 6, 2010

Have a seat!

I have been super busy this week, trying to keep stuff going out of my garage as fast as it is going in! (I am not succeeding.) I think one of my favorite new items is this bench that I picked up at a garage sale.

Don't you just love the orangey-brown wood, and the green cushion? Even if the cushion was leather, it still had to go. I mean, that color combo is SO 1994 (say that in your best valley-girl voice).

With black paint and bright fabric, this is what I came up with.

The bottom could easily hold a couple of baskets for shoes in an entry way, or toys in a play room, or extra blankets in a bedroom.

I wonder if 15 years from now this color combination will be like, so 2010!

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Creative Ambitions said...

Looks Great!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

What a fantastic bench! Great job on the cushion, it looks really pretty, love the fabric!

Teri said...

Did you cover over the leather or pull it off? I have some cushions I need to recover and am not sure what to do.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Thank you all! Teri, I pulled the leather off, but I haven't thrown it away yet! I don't know what to do with it, but I hate to throw away good leather.

Kim said...

That's quite a difference - unfortunately, it will probably look dated at some point.

Meg said...

No way, this is a timeless piece now! Great job and love the fabric job!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Just found your blog by following a comment you left on someone else's blog - - - someone who participated in "Sunday Favorites" today... Now, I'd tell you who if I could just remember.

I clicked over here because of your NAME! Our youngest daughter shares your name minus one "R." Not a real common spelling of the name, so because of our Korie I noticed you!

And, I chose THIS post for my comment because I LOVE what you did with this little ottoman/bench/coffee table. Usually I really don't like it when folks (you young whippersnappers do this a lot these days and we old fogies don't) paint wooden furniture. But in THIS case, you did EXACTLY the right thing! said...

nice job on the bench! good luck, hope you sell it real quick!

Vanessa said...

Great job! What a difference!