Tuesday 21 May 2013

Outdoor antique bench

A LONG time ago I was given a bench to re do.
The person owning the bench told me "no rush" You know that's a very dangerous thing to say to me because I will take you literally! I tend to push those projects to the back and then rush to get them done.

I need to learn to just get them done and then wait for the owner to pick them up when they need them.

This was the case with the bench.

Great bones don't you think?
What a pain though. Thousands of staples and nails and parts of nails and holes to pull and fix.
I love these old pieces...I don't love the work involved.
But it's worth it in the end.
My client wanted this to sit by her pool and she wanted it black with a splash of light.
So this is what I came up with.

I love the combination of wood and paint and it just turned out so well on this project.
Now each detail pops...I mean really pops!

I really love both looks..but I'm leaning more towards the flowers, which is so NOT me.
What do you think? Stripes or flowers? 

My client was super happy with the results and can't wait to get it into her gazebo :) 

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  1. It turned out fantastic!!!
    I prefer it with no pillow actually - because that wood looks gorgeous - hard on the butt - but I'd sacrifice that lol
    Beautiful job!

    1. I love the look with no pillow, but I'm with you on the hard on the behind thing..lol

  2. Oh what a fabulous bench, I love it. I think I really like nothing, the bench is wonderful. Maybe just a small throw or pillow. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Beautiful bench. I choose the flowers. You did a wonderful job. I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love it. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/05/transformed-tuesday-39-features.html
    Hope you have time to stop by.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  4. Such a great rustic feel - no need for a pillow at all!