I have been very neglectful of my blog for the past few weeks. I have been busy working on a few projects and working on getting my 2 kids to their 150 activities as well as planning birthday parties for both (a word to the wise ~ don't have your children in the same month if you can help it...). I was also lured out to my yard by the sunshine this past week and have been planting my containers and a few trees in our newly (last summer) landscaped yard. Having a new house comes with a lot of pressure as far as landscaping choices go. I am not really an instinctive gardener, but I love the look of planters and flower beds and mature trees ~ I just don't want to make a mistake.
I was very happy to have the opportunity to help Kelly with a bench she had found on kijiji. It was a great piece but she wanted it to have a little more impact in the front entrance of her beautiful new house.
It is a great bench and it has storage under the lid as well. Very functional for a busy family entranceway. Kelly knew she did not want it to be white, so we looked at a few colours and decided on Spanish Red from Benjamin Moore's Fall 2010 Pottery Barn collection.
It turned out really well and the earthy red gives it a different look than the pine did. I added some light distressing and it was finished.
I think that this bench will enjoy his new life being red and looking spiffy. Thanks so much to Kelly for trusting this to me!