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VINTAGE BENCH

A vintage bench
with a little ruffled slipcover
and a couple of favorite red floral pillows.

I found this bench at a yard sale
stacked up atop another piece of furniture
and covered with oh so lovely peach fabric

But, I saw past the 1970's look and noticed the gorgeous details
really wonderful length it had and so it came home with me.
It's been in my bedroom at the foot of my bed...
or in the dining area at the table...
or here in my English Cottage sitting area...


Or now...
just against a wall in the living room with a vintage chalkboard
and couple of pillows atop it.
Yep.
It gets around.


I decided to make a little slipcover so it would be a bit more neutral in the room.
Using a dropcloth-
I cut a 6 inch strip of fabric for the ruffle and sewed away.


It's a loose fitting- just drape it over slip- which I love.
I was thinking of adding a grain sack stripe-
but am enjoying it as it is for now.

This vintage chalkboard travels all over the house as well
and found a perfect spot to lean against the wall
with a favorite quote of mine written on it

We had a dusting of snow this morning here...
soooo not ready for winter to arrive yet!

I've been huddled inside next to a warm fire
working on a couple things and browsing books and blogs for
some Holiday inspirations.

Happy Sunday Everyone!!


I wanted to say a big thank you to
Heather over at- Post Road Vintage -for featuring my blog!
Have you been to Heathers blog yet?
Oh.My. You will love it.
So much gorgeousness over there-and she is absolutely sweet.
Stop by and say hello!



45 comments

  1. How beautiful is that whole vignette??? Absolutely perfect in every way.

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  2. Such a perfect little beench. The slipcover is fabulous. I love it. The chalkboard is also wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Darling, love those galvanized tubs!

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  4. ~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ I love it without the stripe! So funny I used to have the same red pillows!! xoxoxo Rachel

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  5. Love it Courtney!!! I'm so going to be looking for one of these while I'm out thriftin'!!! SNOW? Wow...I was outside working day in the 80's here.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. it great when you can look at a piece and see the potential. You have been able to use this bench in so many places...that shows how creative you are!! Love the drop cloth, I still have tons of it after making some table runners and I am thinking of just draping it over a settee that I can't stand! lol!

    This is a perfect evening to sit back and read some decorating magazines. I know if I light a fire I will fall right asleep!!

    Have a great week, Courtney!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Love it and the tubs and the chalkboard...oh I just love it all!
    Debbie

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  8. Cute, cute cute! Adore stuff that is able to be moved around ;) Keeps thing FRESH! Love the ruffles too.

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  9. I love that little slip and the ruffle, Courtney! It is perfectly simple and simply perfect!

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  10. I love everything about this just as it is. Those galvanized tubs underneath are perfect.

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  11. Love the fire idea..it's cold on my mountain girl ha ha!! Love the bench and what you did with it..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  12. A dusting of snow already...oh my!!! Love your bench and ruffles, looks amazing!

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  13. Love your bench! That slip cover is beautiful!
    -Lynn

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  14. Don't you just love the versatility of a good ole' drop cloth? I was just working with one today. Love the idea of the slipcover instead of reupholstering.Love the chalkboard quote too.

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  15. I'm so inspired! I have to try something like this on a bench I have that I've been trying to decide what to do with. Just lovely in every vignette thanks for sharing.

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  16. Those soft reds are stunning! andrea@townandprairie

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  17. Great bench and slipcover Courtney! I love the chalkboard too! Martina

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  18. Wow! That looks like a page out of Country Living or a Pottery Barn catalog. Beautifully done and I love the galvanized buckets underneath. Perfect touch!

    Jeanine

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  19. Hi Courtney, The bench and slipcover are lovely! Great chalkboard and pillows too.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  20. Love the versatile bench. Gotta make me some dropcloth slipcovers!
    Also love the metal tubs under the bench, too.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  21. The bench looks great with the chalkboard and pillows. How nice to have a piece that you can move from room to room!

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  22. I love everything about it! The slipcover is perfect, I love the chalkboard right there and love the galvanized cans underneath. So beautifully done!

    Pam

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  23. That looks just lovely Courtney! I'm cracking up about you moving it around though...gotta keep your family guessing huh? :-) I can't believe you had snow already! Hope you have a fantastic Monday!
    Vanessa

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  24. It's whimsy and oh so beautiful!

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  25. It's really cute Courtney and I love the slipcover and chalkboard. Vanna

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  26. The whole area is charming Courtney! Really great style of slipcover. Come over and enter my transferware giveaway!

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  27. You have a great sense of style. I love the look of both the bench and the chalkboard. It looks great!

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

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  28. That is definitely a "work anywhere" piece! I love the slipcovers. Dropcloths are some of my best friends!

    xoxo

    Andie

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  29. Court - I think you're a better seamstress than what you give yourself credit for! lol! That slip is just darling on that bench. The gray of the buckets beneath it is just perfect! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  30. Soo lovely, Courtney! I love it all. You did a great job. =)

    ~ Catie

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  31. Courtney, wow this is wonderfully inspiring.. I love seeing how items can be incorporated in various rooms... truly a great piece!! Your chalk board idea is brilliant.. thanks for sharing ..xo HHL

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  32. Beautiful slipcover! I love your French Country home!

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  33. You always inspire me! I would love for you to share this on my linky party!

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  34. Adorable slip cover... great job! I also love the chalkboard :)

    I too am a DIY'r and I have a new blog... please come check it out:

    http//:www.AnyoneCanDecorate.blogspot.com

    Blessings, Diana

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  35. Thank you for leaving your sweet comments...I am so glad I found your Blog...I am in Love

    Brooke

    Startathome.blogspot.com

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  36. I love that little slipcover with the ruffles. Love the vignette. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  37. just beautiful! i love that chalkboard so pretty and the slipcover is super! have a super day! susan

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  38. Oh, it looks wonderful!

    You are an amazing sewer (seamstress sounds rather old-fashioned, doesn't it?!).

    And the black boar is gorgeous. too!

    Sarahx

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  39. so pretty--I love the combination of the chic ruffled slipcover with the rustic chalkboard and buckets!

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  40. I just came over from primp where you were one of her features... and I can see why! I just love your bench and the slipcover and the buckets underneath! The whole look is wonderful! t.xoxoxoxo

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