29 April 2011

Before and After: Mandarin Red Weathered Bench

Hey all - happy Friday! Did you get up at the crack of 3 to watch the royal wedding? I didn't but I'm loving the pics of Kate. I think she looks so sleek and elegant and it's really getting me excited for my own wedding! I've FINALLY got the main invites finalized and they're ready for printing so I'm feeling a million times better about that. 

In the meantime, here's another peek at pics of my most recent commission. Erin picked out this sweet little bench but wanted it to look extra fun for her photo shoots. I've had this antique bench laying around since last year so it was just dying for a makeover!

I decided to recover it in Swanky Swell's Foliage print fabric in mandarin (bright orangey-red with little bird and swirls in the design). I painted the base a creamy white (Crisp Linen by CIL) then distressed the legs to let the dark wood peek through. I then finished it off with water-based poly for protection. Here she is!

Erin was super happy with it and again, I can't wait to see it used in a photoshoot. I have one more reveal to come, so stay tuned...

Hope you have a lovely Friday and are planning an awesome weekend. Any big plans?


  1. super cute! that fabric is so swirly and fun!

  2. I love that fabric! Red and white looks so good together! Beautiful job!

  3. What great fabric! You did a great job with it! I love those legs!


  4. Love that fabric! I was up in time to catch the wedding, it was beautiful!

  5. Nice! It looks very Scandinavian - one of my favourite styles.

  6. What a great photo prop! It's so crisp and chic, love it!


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