Thanks for the Inspiration

February 1st, 2009 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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Thanks go to my friends Cathy & Stephanie at Gatherings in Georgetown, Texas, as well as to "deja vu", "Beds to Benchs", "romancerelics", "funktionaljunk" and "whatscookinjunk" who inspired me to make a fun bench out of a headboard/footboard.  This is the Steve and Bridget take on it...I've yet to find the perfect cushion;  toile or should it be more bold?  I decided against the red -- felt a bit too country for me; though, seeing a "before" with the red makes me wonder (aye yi yi)...

Total cost:  $8.00 - price I paid for the Vintage, if not antique bed from the Caring Place --  note the MESSY workshop -- where i stash stuff from "curbside shopping" which allows me to keep costs down.  Amazing when a piece of trim is just what's needed, and guess what, you have one from over a year ago...found it, kept thinking you should toss it, didn't...and there it is:  covered with dust, PERFECT, and ready to serve!


Pattern or design used: Stephanie Ehrhardt and Cathy Slobod / Gatherings
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, whimsical, paint

Comments (9)

CottageElements writes: Great job on the bench. Turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 5:46 pm on February 4th
georgiamoon writes: Absolutely beautiful, you did such a great job. I love it and would sell in my shop for big $$$. Very nice, Georgia Posted: 4:12 pm on February 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! That's stunning! I really love the side detailing and of course the black just makes me want it even more. A black and white toile fabric would be beautiful. How about a black and white stripe fabric on the underside and/or piping? That way you can flip it around and change the look when you choose.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 8:13 am on February 2nd
junkermidge writes: Great job on the headboard bench. And I think you made a good call on the black. It's beautiful. I think the toile would be a nice choice, too. Very, very nice work!

Midge Posted: 10:23 pm on February 1st
emw1203 writes: So very creative. Never would have thought of a bench and now when I see a discarded bed, I will grab one. I love toile myself and now that have toile in so many colors. You did a fantastic job, really impressed. Posted: 10:23 pm on February 1st
JunkArchitect writes: What a professional job you did converting the bed. I’ll have to be on the look-out for an old bed, this looks like a fun project. Posted: 9:27 pm on February 1st
texasjunkermom writes: Black paint looks great, and I too vote for toile. Posted: 8:07 pm on February 1st
Faeryhollow writes: Great job, and I love the black! I'm partial to toile, and think that would make a fabulous cushion. Posted: 7:57 pm on February 1st
irishrovr writes: Nice transformation!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 7:43 pm on February 1st
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