06 July 2011

Before and After: Luxe Blooms Cherry Bench

Hello! Long time no talk Before & After! I've been so wrapped up in busy summer life that Lather Creations has been on the back burner. But I have been plugging away at a few commissions here and there. Like this simple bench...

Local PR gal Michelle contacted me to see if I had any benches in stock for her entranceway. Luckily, I just happened to have this vintage cherry wood piece with long and lean legs that I handpicked for Lather during a thrifting hunt earlier in the year. *Michelle is a repeat customer and I have to say - it warms my heart when someone loves their Lather Creation enough to come back for more!

Michelle picked out the most luxurious velvet flocked fabric in rich jewel tones of rasberry and violet, against a modern grey linen background. She chose to keep the original cherry base, it was a great match to the fabric and the few knicks and dents adds a bit of vintage personality to the look. Isn't it striking?

I just love how it turned out, so regal and chic! Michelle promised to send pics of the bench in her new space and I can't wait to see!

Have a lovely Wednesday friends!

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  1. that fabric is awesome and totally makes it!!!! so glad you had a project to share this week! :) can you believe you are getting married in TWO MONTHS????

  2. Ahh yay, a Lather Creation :D Love the fabric SO SO much :)

  3. looks great- I would totally add that to my house!

  4. It looks oh-so divine! I love the fabric you chose!

    Lost in the Haze

  5. That fabric is great. It really brings the bench up to date!

  6. WOW, love the transformation the fabric makes! Great to discover your blog (through ...Love Maegan).


  7. I love the fabric! You did a wonderful job, I'd love it if you would stop by my link party and share this!
    Simply Creations Link Party

  8. LOVE! Looks awesome!!! I just found your blog & Love it!! So glad I found you!

  9. gorgeous gorgeous fabric!!!!! Love it!

  10. I saw your bench featured with my dresser on my simple home life and that fabric is beautiful. You have great taste! :)

  11. The fabric created a modern and a more feminine look. I love it. I'm inspired to DIY but I have to 'force' my husband to help me out. Lol


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