Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Creative Process

I have always loved home décor. Whether it's doing a faux finish on the walls or sewing pillows~ browsing antique and thrift stores for treasures, making some crafty thing out of unusual items, I love it all. But as seasons in life change, sometimes we let the things we really love slip away. I lost my zest and my creative juices all but dried up. I did a project here and there but nothing like I used to.

Thanks to a few very creative women I have met recently and some amazing blogs I have stumbled across, I have rediscovered that passion for feathering my nest and I decided to blog my projects and finds.

I hope you'll bookmark my blog and visit often. I have so many things I want to try. Here's my first project:

I found this lovely little bench at a garage sale over a year ago. I could see it's potential and had to have it. I think the lady was asking $20 for it and I haggled her down to $10. Then, like I mentioned above, life was busy and I just never seemed to get going on the project. It has been sitting in the garage ever since I brought it home. Last week I finally decided to go for it.

It was in bad shape. It had once been white but was now yellowing, had chipped paint and a hideous seat covering of orange, green and brown TWEED! So I got to work, sanding it down, but not completely smooth, I wanted a bit of a distressed look.  I painted it with a satiny white then covered it with this gorgeous green and white print. I LOVE IT!!!! I love the graceful curve of the arms and the little embellishment on the seat back. I just wish I would have taken some 'before' pics. Next time!

Come back soon, I already have my next project done~ French Market pillows!

1 comment:

  1. I love this beautiful, little bench and what a steal for $10! I can't wait to see more of your projects.

    I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime:


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