Monday, June 10, 2013

Pew Redo

Remember the small church pew I scored from our church? It looked like this:

Help me!!

I tore off the old seat cushion (yikes! it was glued down!!) then I stained and painted it:

Ahhh,  I feel better!

It needed more so I added some words to the back, made a simple cushion, then moved it to the foot of our bed:




I added a throw and a book to make it look cozy:


This is sitting across from it - I intend to hang it  and put lights behind it:



I tweaked the dresser top some more too:

Texas lamp to go on my British dresser :o)
My horse books...perfect for a farm

Some of my Grandmother's old textbooks
rustic cross from a friend


I think the master bedroom is coming along rather nicely. I am working on some artwork for the walls that go with my Abbey style/places I've been theme. ( I like mixing styles...mainly because I can never settle on just one!)




It feels peaceful. I'm liking the way the room is evolving. Simple, cozy, perfectly us.

Have a simply wonderful week!

18 comments:

  1. Wow! Love the way you painted this church pew! The colors and wording make it so very peaceful. Great job! Catherine (new follower)

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    1. Welcome Catherine! Thank you for your nice comment and the follow. I will pop over and follow you back!
      Hugs, Cecilia

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  2. Just beautiful Cecilia - love it at the end of the bed !!!
    I have a stained window the same shape as yours - it used to sit in the garden actually with lights behind it :)
    AND I love that dresser ( buffet? not sure ) in the background!
    Hugs,
    Moi

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    1. Thanks Suzan! I found my stained glass window at a garage sale...they said it came from New Orleans. What kind of lights did you use behind yours? I was thinking a rope light for mine. The dresser is a redo you can read about here: http://thebfarm.blogspot.com/2013/05/hidden-beauty-revealed-dresser-redo.html. I had originally thought to use it in the laundry room but really needed a larger dresser in the bedroom so that's where it is...I like it there! At least for now. haha! Have a wonderful week!
      hugs back,
      Cecilia

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  3. Love the way the pew turned out. I know that pew has a special place in your heart!!!

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    1. Thanks Susan! It definitely has a special place in my house! :-D

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  4. Fabulous job on the pew! Pews are so versatile...if you get tired of it in your bedroom you can probably find a dozen other uses for it. If I ever come across one, it's coming home with me ;)

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    1. That's for sure, Doreen. They can go anywhere- I've seen them used for porches, dining rooms, and entryways. Their use is endless. I'm loving it!

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  5. Very pretty! I always see the longer ones offered for sale around here - wish I could find a shorter pew like yours for crafting!

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    1. Thanks, Melody. I really lucked out with this one as it was one of two and someone had already gotten the other one. I have a friend who had a long one cut down to the size she wanted. You can't tell it was ever any longer.

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  6. Your pew redo turned out just fabulous! I love the words you used, and it looks so perfect at the end of the bed. Your room is really looking great!

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    1. Thank you Tuula! I just need to get my pictures done...now which ones to use? :)

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  7. That pew is wonderful...you did a fabulous job...I love the quote on the bench...would have never thought to do that and turned out so beautiful!...the master is coming along great!!..

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    1. Thank you so much, Shirley! It really warmed up the room...it's not looking so empty anymore!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Cecilia. Lovely bench redo. I'm your newest follower. :)
    Caroline
    xo

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    1. Thanks Caroline for the follow back! Glad to have you and so happy you like my bench! I love the way it turned out too.
      :o)
      Cecilia

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  9. This looks absolutely beautiful Cecilia♥ What kind of paint did you use? I love that shade of green :)

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    1. Thank you, Christal! So glad you dropped by. I used Benjamin Moore paint mixed with white grout. The recipe is 2 Tablespoons of white unsanded tile grout mixed with 2 Tbls. water, then mixed into 1 cup of paint. It is a homemade chalk paint recipe. It covers well and sands nicely. I used Minwax dark walnut stain and spray painted the seat black. The paint color is Shenandoah Taupe. Glad you like it.

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