after being out of town for several days,
I wandered out to the kitchen,
poured my coffee,
went to the living room and sat down on the sofa to do a little work…
and noticed that something was missing.
I thought maybe I just hadn’t had enough coffee yet
or I was in a fog from the travel.
But as I sipped and stared across the room in the quiet of the morning
and then went to set my coffee cup down so I could work…
I knew what it was.
and that I was using as a coffee table
I knew that old bench didn’t just get up and walk away all by itself.
Somebody had moved it.
Someone who didn’t feel the same love for vintage or rustic as I do.
I knew who the culprit was.
and I guess he thought I wouldn’t notice it if it was gone all of a sudden.
I mean, it was only a 5′ long green bench that was being used as a coffee table.
me moving it back in the house, him moving it out and hiding it somewhere when I wasn’t looking.
We kind of had a little joke going with it.
But in all honesty,
it was wonky and uneven and a little twisted and…
it needed some tinkering
so I could see his point.
I decided it was probably time to switch that old bench for something different
(well, until I get it fixed.)
I had a list of possibilities. But they either weren’t in stock,
weren’t the right size, wasn’t the right patina…
and no coffee table OR bench.
And so, I did what any sane person would do.
I grabbed a bench that I had been using elsewhere
reupholstered in 10 minutes
that I just kind of fell out of love with.
And it is one that I have been thinking about changing for several years now.
I actually already had the fabric in mind-
but not the buttons for re-tufting or the fabric yardage yet.
I knew this would be a temporary fix and
– but none of them made me start dancing.
after the party.
I blogged the story HERE
It is perfect for using with so many different pieces
and brings that rustic touch I love.
a piece of burlap, a few nails,
and that coffee table bench was wrapped and ready to go in time for the party.
It isn’t ‘THE ONE’ that I am looking for a longer relationship with.
and speaking of quick and easy makeovers- you can change the whole look of a space
with just one thing- like a vanity in the bathroom.
Over at Style Illuminated this week- sharing a few favorites for a rustic chic look: