Monday, July 12, 2010

There Had To Be A Marriage!

For quite sometime now I've been keeping an eye out for a storage bench to go in my entryway.

Let me start by telling you that all my #1's tools end up in the entryway!

He only has a 1/4th of a garage, as 3/4 of the garage was turned into another room (this was something that was done to the house before we bought it) so everything ends up in the entryway.

When company comes I quickly stack up everything and drape a fabric panel over it to hide the mess.

(only open one eye, it looks pretty bad right now!)

All that to say a few weeks back I met the perfect piece of furniture.

I just knew this piece had to meet my #1's mess.

I knew it would be love at first sight!

And it was!

This originally was the bottom of an armoire.

The top had since long gone.

All it needed was a "lid".

It had two big drawers in front making for a lot of storage.

So my #1 got to work and added a top to it.

The top opens and closes making it easy to get into.

I primed her and painted her.

She looked beautiful in white!

But she needed something on top!

It had to be durable as I knew as soon as my #1 got into her everything on top would be on the floor.

Burlap?... burlap was good!

It wouldn't show the dirt and could be tossed around!

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Doesn't she look beautiful!

The two became one!

The perfect match!

And they lived happily ever after!

The End!


sweetpea said...

wow, it's gorgeous! fab job my friend.



awal.ny said...

I love the way it turned out. I am sure many walked by thinking what can I do with it or it needs work?
Those pillows are great too.

Kindred Roses said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!
I bet your house is perfect!
Blessings my friend

Passionate for White said...

I just love a story with a happy ending! :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Yes, she looks beautiful! I love how it turned out and how you have dressed it up with the burlap pillows and the fancy lace.

Great job.


Mindy said...

Perfect! I do love a good marriage. ~Mindy

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Perfect, it has style and functionality. What a great find Debbie, she looks lovely in white and the burlap is a gorgeous combination. xx

Andrea said...

So lovely!

Tammy said...

Fantastic! Love those pillows!
Tammy :-)

Unknown said...

WOW!! That was a match made in heaven!! I need to do that too cause we both end up with all our tools in the foyer. That comes from an 9 1/2 year remodel plus being too lazy to carry them back to the detached garage!!

It is just beautiful!!

Ticking and Toile said...

oh my goodness girl!!! it is just beautiful!!! you are so fabulously talented :) Can you come over & putter w/ me? ;)


Anonymous said...

I'm drooling!! It's amazing what paint can do to transform something! I think I'm just going to have to start painting some of my pieces that I want to replace. And those pillows (sigh)....I want some of those soooo bad!
Thaks for this fabulous inspiration!
~ Jo :)

Joanna said...

Very cute! I wish I had room for something like that. I did a little paiting of my own this weekend. I had two that became one as well. :) (but for my craft room). hugs, Joanna

June said... did gooood! Wow, it is beautiful. I adore the pillows. This truly is the perfect piece for an entry. What a great storage piece!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

beautiful, beautiful! i love the bench and all of those pillows. swooning over the door knob thingy.....