You know when you finish a project and your just not “feeling it?” Or maybe a giant wind comes up and knocks something over and breaks it, so it’s back to the drawing board? This project was born of just such circumstances. And do you know what? Cara and I both agree it may just be one of our favorites so far.
We had a pair el-cheapo side tables with really nice legs but ugly laminate tops. Cara did a great job fixin’ them up as best she could, but like I said before, we just weren’t feelin’ them.
Then there was the beautiful headboard that Cara painted. We were definitely feeling that one, but in an unfortunate accident, it was injured and couldn’t be used as a headboard any longer.
So in our second take, we put the headboard, it’s matching footboard, and the two side tables together to make a garden bench. We spray-painted it (yes that gorgeous color is SPRAY PAINT) using Krylon's Satin Jade. With a hand-painted bough of cherry blossom, and some brown glazing, we’re very proud of the final product (and fighting over who gets to keep it for their front porch!) :)
This project is competing in the Spray Paint Challenge at The CSI Project!
Finding Fabulous, Mustard Seed Creations, The Shabby Nest, Remodelaholic, Funk Junk Interiors
Oh I'm so dissapointed in the pictures!!!! I want to cry that they don't show off the richness of the colors to all the lovely viewers. Sniff.ReplyDelete
It really does look even better in person. :)ReplyDelete
No offense to you, AM, since I was helping you take the pics.ReplyDelete
Such a neat idea, and a very original garden bench!ReplyDelete
The colour looks lovely in the pics. If it's nicer in person then it must be amazing. Love it.ReplyDelete
How creative! Love that color.ReplyDelete
What a clever idea. I love it and the cherry blossoms!ReplyDelete
OMGosh...that's a COOL looking bench...luv the painting! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)ReplyDelete
I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!
So creative! Love the green color.ReplyDelete
i love it! i think it works so well as a bench and would loook awesome in my foyer, if i had a foyer that is. gorgeous!!!! so spring-y and happy!ReplyDelete
You ladies are amazing! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh my, that is gorgeous. I love the color and the branch, everything. So creative.ReplyDelete
That's brilliant! I'm definitely going to hijack this - what a wonderful job!!ReplyDelete
I love it! If it looks this good in pictures, I cannot imagine how great it looks in person!ReplyDelete
I love it! Continuing to be amazed by you all...ReplyDelete
I'm sorry the headboard got damaged but it looks like it was for the best- that bench is awesome! It'll be nice to sit on the porch and enjoy being outside! Great job!!! :)ReplyDelete
Wow, this is the best headboard to bench project I have seen! Great job.ReplyDelete
Wowzers!! This is gorgeous. I wonder...is it comfortable to sit on? or is it just to look at?ReplyDelete
Oh. I love this. LOVE! It is so funky...awesome job!ReplyDelete
What a pretty bench - well done.ReplyDelete
Oh my my!!! It's fabulicious!!!ReplyDelete
That's a show-stopper. Fabulous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the colour so I could only imagine what it's like in real life.ReplyDelete
Very creative construction! Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
this looks great. The color is great, the legs are great...
y'all be nice and share then everybody gets a chance to sit on the bench!
this is beautiful. you did such an awesome job. would have NEVER thought of doing this in a million years.ReplyDelete
thanks for the inspiration!
Saw you on Remodelaholics Anonymous. How creative. I love the paint job with the tree branch.ReplyDelete
Genious!!! I love the curvy legs for the bench, all your neighbors are gonna want this! TheresaReplyDelete
I think it look so good. Glad I checked out the Funky Junk links and saw this one. I want one now! The painted stem is a great touch and you can't go wrong when you use green in my opinion.ReplyDelete
I LOVE that bench! It was lovely as a headboard and that green is great. You both did a fantastic job on this; not only putting it together but having the vision to see it. I think you should take turns ~ every two weeks switch who has the bench! : )ReplyDelete
Great bench. What color is the paint. Love the ideas and inspiration. Thank-you.ReplyDelete
Love this!! The color is beautiful! Very clever!ReplyDelete
wow! I do a lot of hedboard benches but this is very creative! great job, love the color!ReplyDelete
Wow! I mean really, wow! I never would have guessed your bench was made that way! Nicely done!ReplyDelete
That is fabulous--great color and I love those legs!ReplyDelete
very nice! That's a great way to use that style of headboard. Love the paint job, and the legs are perfect!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the color and wow - so clever! Amazing job!!!ReplyDelete
That is so sweet!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful make over... your bench is just beautiful... how will you keep it from the weather..? Wood in my yard tends to be destroyed after only one season.. well.. we have rainy season starting soon and it reeks havoc on wood... let me go back and read where you live....lovely bench!!ReplyDelete
Wow, wow, wow. Did I say wow? Yes, this piece is so creative and it looks awesome. I love the hand painted branches, the color, the way you used the pieces together. Wonderful job. It's too bad about that headboard. I loved it as it was. Great work!ReplyDelete
Love the color.
What a beautiful bench, amazing!ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I love the cherry blossom design.ReplyDelete
This is wonderful! I'd love to see this on Modern Craftswoman Monday!ReplyDelete
Wowzer! What a fab and I mean FAB piece!ReplyDelete
This is just gorgeous! Will you be doing a tutorial on this? It's just beautiful, for outside or even the end of a bed!ReplyDelete
This is so cute! I've been on the lookout for an old headboard/footboard for a garden bench. Yours turned out very nice. I love the color.ReplyDelete
So lovely! So creative! Wow!ReplyDelete
The color on this is simply amazing! I've never tried to glaze anything, but you've inspired me. I've got to give it a shot! Very well done!ReplyDelete
I love your bench...beautiful color and design!ReplyDelete