Thursday, October 9, 2014

French Bench


I made a connection this week with a man who buys storage lockers at auction and then wants to get rid of furniture quickly and reasonably.  When I went to his warehouse I found this great old bench that needed some TLC.
Before:
The bench is made of wood and the cravings for the details are beautiful.  After buying organic hemp fabric ( to die for fabric) I headed home to paint the bench.  I painted the frame in Garlic Glove by Benjamin Moore with home-made chalk paint and then distressed it.  To accent the details and seal the bench I used dark wax/hemp oil.  This combination also made the white change to a creamy linen color which is what I wanted.  
The bench seat needed some batting added to make it fluffy and comfortable.  I covered the cushion in gorgeous organic hemp fabric--LOVE the texture! 




I am so loving the details, delicate and dainty frame and beautiful fabric on this bench! 

Carved wooden folds

Dried Roses



Gorgeous Legs 

Love the details


Details! 







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24 comments:

  1. Darrielle this is such an original looking bench. Love it!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-I have need seen one like it and I love it! A local shop owner wanted it in her window to grab attention so off it went right after I finished it!

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  2. Beautiful bench. What a great job you did. XX Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo-I love the details and the fabric!

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  3. truly, that is a wonderful color. perfect. I'm smitten!

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  4. Totally charming little bench. I love the asymmetrical design of the back. You did a fab job restoring it!

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    1. Thank you-I love the details and the design too!

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  5. This bench is awesome after your beautiful transformation!! I think it would be perfect in my home. :-)
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I wish we lived near each other so you could take it home with you! It was a fun project for me, but I don't want it so it needs a good home!

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  6. this is such an original looking bench. love it!!! angie from germany

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    1. Thank you Angie-that's one of the reason I love it-its unique!

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  7. This is stunning! This piece has such wonderful bones, but you really made it beautiful again.

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  8. Thank you Betsy--it is different and I love the bones too

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  9. Oh wow I love this bench! I love the lines and all of the details and you certainly brought out the beauty in this old girl, so pretty. Great job on the painting and the seating. Your choice of fabric was perfect!

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  10. Thank you Gigi-I love the lines and the fabric too-it's a unique piece!

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  11. The bench turned out wonderful! Good job.

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  12. Darling bench. You really did it justice. So glad you found it! It was to pretty to go un rescued!

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    1. Thank you Susan-I am glad I found it too! I love the way it looks now and it is so comfy

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  13. That bench is a great score and I adore the makeover. Well done!

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