Please, come take a seat on our new summer bench



I'm pretty excited about our summer bench upgrade.  I've had this bench for years, and I'm constantly changing out the fabric.  Here it is from this past winter, yikes....
and here it is now!  I guess if you're not a floral person, this is a downgrade to you.

perfect for the summer...



I painted the frame a light grey, and used a Jay Yang fabric we found for a steal!  This is such a quick project with a staple gun...

My sweet friend Linds made me the striped coral pillow from fabric I found for cheap {she made two, but only one is on the bench}.  I just adore them.  Learning how to work a sewing machine was very high on my list, but now that I know she's so good {and very fast}, I don' think I'll ever learn.  Thanks again Linds!

30 comments:

  1. oooo how fun!! what a cute idea!!

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  2. I love the idea of putting new fabric on a household staple... like getting something brand new but without spending much $$. Eco-conscious, too!

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  3. I absolutley adore this! The fabric and the pillows go so well together. Bravo!

    xoxo

    Shannon

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  4. Great re-do! I love pieces like that-that are easy to update and change up when you're tired of how they look at the moment. So much easier and cheaper than buying something new!

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  5. I was just visiting a friend with a bench that was all white and I immediatly fell in love! For winter she has an oyster velvet coming! I love change!
    pve

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  6. Awww, that's definitely an upgrade! It looks so summery and fresh!

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  7. I love the legs on your bench - it's great piece!

    I also love that it's high enough to store those fab baskets below.

    Cheers,
    Laura

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  8. I'm in love! Such a beautiful touch to any room!

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  9. love the floral! its so - summery :)

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  10. Great project! Do you know the name of the fabric on the peacock pillow in the before shot? Or where it came from?

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  11. Carlee it looks great! And how sweet is Linds!

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  12. I am so loving both! I'm a stripes and floral girl - have you seen the 2 combines, that would be super awesome!
    Have a fab day lovely!

    x.o.x.o

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  13. Thank you everyone!

    Yvonne-I did a post a while back with info on the peacock pillow:

    http://deliciouslyorganized.blogspot.com/2010/03/8-weeks-to-being-deliciously-organized.html

    It has a few links to where you can get the fabric. The pillow itself is from Pottery Barn 1.5 years ago. I hope that helps :)

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  14. Yeah, you put up pics of the bench today- it looks great and the pillows just add that extra punch. Anytime you need pillows made just come on over- I take payment in wine :)

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  15. You are right this is a perfect bench for summer and beyond. Love those pillows!

    -Rene

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  16. those look great! that was nice of linds! Love it. Your apt is SO cute. Please come and save my disaster.

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  17. Looks great, such an inviting spot!

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  18. looks FABULOUS! awesome job. Can Stephanie and Linds PLEASE give us sewing tutorials??? PRETTY PLEASE??

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  19. so summery! I have a few benches that continually get make overs, maybe a floral next time?

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  20. love the bench, love the blog :))

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  21. Ha! I love it! I'm constantly changing my mind and my husbands swears to me that I am the only one. I will be sure to SHOW him this post. BTW- the new bench looks fab!
    Xo
    Amanda

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  22. Love a good stripe AND a good floral!! Great upgrade, very summery indeed. And, how lucky you are to have a nifty friend on the sewing machine. Getting better acquainted with my machine (which is gathering dust) is on my l.o.n.g list of things to do!

    Linda. :)

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  23. Thanks for the help with the peacock fabric! A couple of years ago I had a pillow made out of that fabric but the *original* vintage version that a client had found in London (find it here: http://www.yvonneblacker.com/Portfolio.html).

    Recently, someone asked me about how they could find that fabric and at the time I did not know that Pottery Barn was using Braemore's reproduced version of it. That was such a neat way to find what I was looking for! Thanks for the links!

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  24. It looks so summery! I've been searching high and low for a bench that has a cushion that can be recovered. Like you, I love to switch things up regularly.

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