in the meantime....

I was really hoping I'd have my area rug and rocking chair slipcover done, but I don't.
The slipcover for the top portion of the chair is a beast, and I tackled that part first. 
Let's just say it's a good thing I don't make my living as an upholsterer!
There's a bit of smoke and mirrors goin' on to make it look good- so hopefully no one will judge my skills by looking too closely!!

I did however, have time to presto chango an element on our nook bench.

I originally had painted a little turquoise Fleur de lis on the back.  I never took any "great" shots of it, because frankly, I wasn't too sure I was in love with it.
But I decided to live with it for a bit and see if it grew on me.
It didn't. 
It just looked sad and cheesy.

Pretty bad.

So, with some money from Christmas, I got this wood embellishment from Home Depot.

I painted over the Fleur de lis, let it dry and then measured the center of the bench. 
I got out my Gorilla Glue and popped it on there- I was going to clamp it on, but I only had one, and it wasn't working too well.
So I tipped the bench on it's back and improvised! 

...a washcloth to protect the wood embellishment, and a long heavy toolbox!

You can also see that I added a cushion to the bench, I'll feature that after I get our pillows done.  You may remember from an older post that I picked up some great vintage sheets:

I'm about half done, using the pattern on the far right.
I'm making them in an envelope style so the cover can be easily removed for cleaning.

So that's my "between" project!


Loving it- so much better!

I also wanted to say a huge thank you to Roeshel at The DIY Showoff for featuring my rope shelves yesterday!

The DIY Show Off

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I'm off to try and finish up some projects!

...and I hear pizza and a Diet Pepsi calling my name...


  1. I am a huge fan of onlays and have used them in many different decorating situations...recently on a ceiling...great effect for little $$$ Yours is very nice. The bench is great.(-:

  2. Love the change! Perfect choice! Hope your cushions turn out fab!

    Have a great weekend! :D

  3. Much better!! Great idea with the tool box and washcloth!

  4. Very creative clamp! Love it. The bench looks great.

  5. It looks great- the pillows are going to be so cute. Pizza and diet pepsi much deserved : ) Hope you're having a good weekend!

  6. Love the change, very chic!! I can't wait to see your pillows, the fabric is so pretty!

  7. This is beautiful!

  8. I just bought that same decorative wood piece to add to my kitchen cabinets :) Great minds!

    xo- Carmel


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