Friday, May 7, 2010

You're So Vane

I found these vanity benches at different times years ago at thrift stores. I bought the second thinking that it was an exact match to the first. It wasn't. The legs are different but fortunately the size is the same. They sat in my storage room until I found this darling fabric. It's too light weight for upholstery fabric so I knew that if I were going to use it on a piece of furniture it would have to something that wouldn't be used every day. That's when I remembered the benches. I knew that with a little makeover they would finally find a home.With a little Mediterranean Blue spray paint to unite them, and cushy new tops for comfort, those worn out benches now look fresh and new.
They now reside at the foot of the bed in the guest room.
They finally look right at home!(And I might have just enough fabric left to cover that small pillow!)

24 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE them : )

Blue Creek Home said...

I love them - love that the legs are not exactly alike! Great look!
Rhonda

Angela said...

Terrific makeover!! That fabric is perfect in there. I'm so glad it's finally in style, not to match!! It's so much more fun and gives things a little more character, don't you think?

Jeanette said...

Cute transformation! I think they are actually benches to go with old sewing machines. Those old singers that are in a table. I have a couple of those old chairs, too and that's what they went with. :-)

AndreaLeigh said...

love the fabric! I actually have a ring sling made out of that fabric.

Brenda said...

They are beautiful! Good job! They look great in your guest room!

Lisa said...

Great job! I, too like that they are not exactly the same. Those little subtle differences bring in charm. Great fabric choice.

Darlene said...

AWWWW they are so CUTE!! I LOVE the make-over you did on them. The fabric and color are just perfect!

Rose H (UK) said...

You've made a great job of them, they look fabulous! Love the colours together. Look perfect in your guest room.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Aw, those "vane" little benches are awesome! I also love that the legs aren't the same!
Enjoy your day.
Mercy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Perfect, Joy! Great place to put them and, even though the legs are different, they are so close you really don't notice it.

Meredith said...

I love that fabric - my baby sling is made from it. And it is beautiful as benches in your room!

Linda said...

So cute! I love that fabric, too--in fact, I just used it in my guest room, too!! http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com/2010/03/callies-room-revealed.html

Wendy said...

So cute!!

Suzanne said...

Love that fabric and it is so cute on the top of those benches. Love them in the room with that headboard!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Jenny said...

Very nicely done!!!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

These are sooo cute! I love them. And your adventures in flowering are inspiring!!

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Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What a great idea . . those look wonderful. Good job!

Sue said...

This look is so eclectic, with that bright blue paint and colorful fabric. Nice job on this project.
:-) Sue

Richella said...

I love the benches, Joy! A wonderful transformation! That fabric is just great, and looks scrumptious in your guest room.

New Every Morning said...

Squeal!!! I'm in love.
Love the paint color.
Love the fabric.
Love how they look at the end of the bed!

Becky said...

gives me a little inspiration~I have a bench just like one of these. It was handed down to me along with my mothers old cabinet sewing machine that she bought when she was 14, she is 76 now. Mine is just like the one with the leather seat. I am looking forward to recovering the seat. Thanks for inspiring!

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