Fan-tastic: Bench Makeover
September 8, 2010
Greetings friends, how’s your Wednesday this fine September? I just adore September, do you? Both my birthday and my anniversary take place in this glorious month ~ only May and October can compete in my book.
I was picking my kids up from school yesterday, and a gust of wind was blowing. Leaves were twirling in the breeze having just fallen off the trees, and I caught just the hint of autumn in the air. It’s still warm as can be, but I noticed that the leaves around here are just starting to turn.
Don’t you love that feeling? That moment when you feel the seasons changing. That smell in the air, that moment in time that only happens once a year. I treasure it. I take a deep breath and try to make a memory. *sigh*
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent yesterday purging a bin filled with over 50 magazines . . very old publications of BH&G, Country Living, Traditional Home, and Martha ~ all my favorites. But only after I ripped out all the articles I found to be inspiring!
I lugged at least 20 pounds of old paper to the recycling bin, and that felt sooooo great! Now I’m inspired to style a fall mantel, but I’m convinced more than ever that I can make it happen mostly with what I already have in my yard, plus what I presently possess in my autumn stash from years past. This year’s fall décor will be very simple indeed.
But today, as part of the Fantastic Feature series, I am so pleased to share Kristin’s beautiful bench makeover! You all know I’m a fawning fool for a distressed Frenchy antiqued piece (soooo my style) and this bench surely fits the bill. Today, in the spotlight is Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
Love this look!
Here’s her Before:
Hop on over and take a peek at Kristin’s very inspiring makeover. She tells the whole story in two posts where she firsts paints her bench ~ ‘Heirloom White’ baby! Then take a peek at this post where she reupholsters the bench for this amazing finished look.
Fabulous inspiration, thanks so much Kristin!