Sunday, July 4, 2010

Child's bench redo

It has been a busy busy busy past few days for us. To start, my parents were visiting us for four days. We love having them! We also had a garage sale on Saturday which was a great success!

I have lots of new projects on the go. I now officially have to stop myself from going bargain shopping! It's better to stay close to home for now, as it is just so hot out these days. Much too warm for the baby to be going from house to car to store to car to home again.

Some of our projects include: painting the kitchen, laying new floors in our bedroom, planning the design of our new bedroom, painting three dressers, painting the dining room, etc. Those are the big things, plus there are lots of little things in the works too!

So anyway, the other day a house down the street was piling things on the side of the road in a Free Pile. I stopped and chatted with the folks (their father had sadly passed away and they were preparing his home to be sold), and picked up a few great little things, including a child's bench.

I'm a bad blogger because I forgot to take a picture of the bench before I started painting it. But it was covered in an orangey coloured stain. Not really my style.

So here is a picture of the first coat of paint:

And after, set up in DS's room with some 123 baskets purchased from Ikea:

I love it, because it really adds something to his little room with white furniture :)

I am joining:

Southern Hospitality

Garage Salen

The DIY Show Off


  1. That is just to cute and I know your little one will enjoy so much. Blessings, Vicky

  2. That was very cute and clever! So many uses too. Great! Thanks for joining in on my party. I look forward to seeing more of your finds. Debbie

  3. Very cute. I love those baskets!