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Oak No More!

October 22, 2010

I wrote a post once about my great finds at Ubberhaus in Dublin, Ohio.  One item that came home with me was this ugly oak-y bench.  $40.  


Which looking back seems like a lot, but then I took a gander at this one at Restoration Hardware and now I don’t feel so bad ($295 – $455).  


Well, oak isn’t my thang.  Sorry, it’s not.  When I see oak, I feel the need to pair it with country goose blue and a Longenberger basket and then I want to vomit.

Instead of that drama, I painted it.  SW Steamed Milk + some glaze + some stain  = a newly fake-French bench.

Perfect for sitting on to tie-up your laces or for young kids to spring themselves into your bed.  

Thoughts?  This bench or a vomit-filled Longenberger basket?

Someday, after a few stiff drinks and a dose of motivation, I may try to make a linen-padded top like the Restoration Hardware bench.  HA HA HA!!!! No, really — I think about it.  Seriously.

Linking up to: Chic on a Shoestring, The Shabby Nest,  Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, and Just a Girl.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2010 11:14 am

    So pretty! When do you find time to do these projects? I know that your Sunday mornings are full with bootcamp workouts… 🙂

  2. October 22, 2010 12:40 pm

    beautiful! now…can you do that to my entertainment center?!?!?! You are so creative!

  3. October 22, 2010 5:57 pm

    I have the same problem with oak! I have a dinning room table I keep trying to talk my hubby into letting my paint. So far it’s a no go! bummer!

    Your bench looks perfect painted up so pretty. Great job.

  4. Beth permalink
    October 23, 2010 11:20 am

    surprised you haven’t thrown up at my house yet 🙂

  5. angie permalink
    October 25, 2010 9:45 am

    wow! you did such a nice job with that! what a huge difference!

  6. October 25, 2010 7:32 pm

    Thanks for linking up… This piece is adorable!

  7. October 27, 2010 9:58 am

    Your bench turned out great…..amazing what a little paint can do! Love it……

  8. November 11, 2010 8:13 pm

    The new bench is … no I won’t say it and make you vomit. It looks great! Very chic photography too …


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