Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome Bench

Good morning!!! It's Friday and that means it is time to plan your weekend! I am super excited because every year we go down to the flea market in Springfield. This happens to be the weekend we are escaping to go down there and get lost in all the treasures!! I cannot wait to find some great pieces to share with all of you!!
For now I am going to show you how I made a bench out of an old patio table with no glass. It was just a black, metal frame to start with and we made a stable seat out of wood for it. I then took material and some foam and made a cushion by stapling the fabric into the wood seat. After it was complete I was happy but not satisfied and I thought that it needed something a little more. So I took the stencils out and acrylic paint and added "welcome". I was pleased with the addition and think that it would look great in an entry way or maybe even a mud room.

I hope you all have a great weekend!! I know that I am really looking forward to mine. ~ Jessica

Here is a picture of just the black, metal frame.

This is the wood that my husband helped me measure and cut to fit accordingly.

This is the finished product, I thought it was a great way to re-use a table without going through the hassle of trying to find a piece of glass for it. I think I like it more as a bench anyhow. :) 

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  1. Looks beautiful. What a sweet and welcoming transformation :). We are headed to the flea market in Bloomington this weekend. Happy searching!

    1. Thank you!! We had a fabulous time at the flea market. I hope that you did as well.

  2. Love it! I sooo wish we had a flea market here! I used to go to one in Texas forever ago.
    Can't wait to see what you find!
    Now following!

  3. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with air your laundry friday! xo Jami

  4. That is darling:) Wonderful job - I love the elegant simplicity of it - makes me want to come sit a spell and have a chat:)