Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A French Bench

I am frantically working on a whole slew of last-minute projects for the Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market THIS WEEKEND!  Set up starts tomorrow, and I still have sooooo much to do!  I am also hoping for just a teeny tiny bit of sunshine so I can take pictures of all my finished projects….that never really happened before the last market, and I’m still kicking myself for all the un-photographed projects.

But here’s one that does have pictures!

When my parents were visiting a couple of weeks ago, I dragged my mother and sister to JUST ONE estate sale before we hit the mall (they don’t share my obsession).  I found this little treasure, which I turned in to a “French Bench.”

Red Hen Home French Bench 4

I found it tucked away in an upstairs bedroom, filled with old sheet music, broken class, and spiderwebs!

Red Hen Home French Bench Before 1

I sanded down the old finish, which thankfully also removed the suspicious red stains.  What was that, I wonder?   Ink?  Kool-Aid?  Cherry soda??

Red Hen Home French Bench Before 2

I perused my Pinterest French Typography Board and pulled up a Graphics Fairy advertisement that was perfect for the top. 

Red Hen Home French Bench 2

I painted it on using an overhead projector and plain old acrylic paint like I did with my French Chocolate Coffee Table

Red Hen Home French Bench 3

I love the little bit of storage in this bench, and I love the funky iron base.  Wouldn’t it make a fun entry piece to store mittens and scarves during the cold months?

Red Hen Home French Bench 1


Linking up here:

The Inspiration Exchange Elizabeth & Co.
Primitive & Proper Thrifty Décor Chick
Friday Remodelaholic The Scoop!
Funky Junk’s Saturday Night Special The DIY Show Off
Miss Mustard Seed
Beyond the Picket Fence Coastal Charm
Knick of Time
Domestically Speaking
Perfectly Imperfect No Minimalist Here
Common Ground My Repurposed Life
From My Front Porch to Yours Mod Vintage Life
A Little Knick Knack


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Korrie! Love how you did the image, too.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks amazing- it was the perfect piece for the treatment you gave it!

Debra Oliver said...

it's such a mid-century piece I would never have thought it would work with this style typography, but it's really a great mix, beautiful job!

Cynthia said...

Love this and the image is gorgeous!


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this Korrie!
I wish I lived closer. Good Luck with your show.
I'm sure you will be sold out in know time.


Gail Wilson said...

ohhh my back hurts just thinking of how you transfer the words! :) You always impress me with you patience Korrie!

good luck with you setup, and I hope the show is a huge success!


Tammy said...

Wow! Looks great! What a neat table!

Susan Homeroad said...

That was a great table to begin with Korrie and you made it awesome!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

How sweet! I would never have thought to mix the styles either but it turned out really cute. Good luck getting everything finished in time. :-)

Rachel said...

Sooo cute!!! Good luck this weekend!!!

Kim said...

I love the bench and all your creativity!

Hetty said...

very nice table, you gave it the right finish!


Beautiful piece!

Marie Blackburn said...

You brought that great little bench up several notches - gorgeous!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Such a cool idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers.

knuckstermom said...

Love this bench! You really had a lucky find with that!! I'm so jealous!