Little Blue Bench

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This little bench has been transformed from rustic red to soft go along with our dining room's new serene decor

Garage Sale Find

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I found this sweet little bench many years back at a garage sale. It has had two lives before this transformation to a little blue bench.

original look to the bench

original look to the bench

Going Gray

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I’m going gray in our living room – wall and ceiling colors. I’ve concluded that I love the calming affect of the color gray in decorating.

Complimentary Colors


I chose a number of fabrics to go along with the gray walls. As I considered these changes, I realized some of the pieces of furniture needed a transformation too. This bench was perfect in the color red for the previous color scheme – now, I needed a serene shade to go along with the calming grays.

Created a Blue

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I wanted a soft blue-gray shade for this bench. So, I combined two colors to make this light blue shade – I used the sample of Montpelier Ashlar Gray – half full and added the same amount of peaceful slumber – the blue used in the dining room. This is the resulting color.

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Adding a little patina

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I used Anne Howard’s light antiquing wax with her Dust of Ages to add a little patina to the decorative parts of the bench. 


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When I bought the fabric for the living room transformation, I found this lovely pillow – it has just the right softness in color to compliment the new look to the living room.

A Softer Look…A New Decor Style

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The previous look was decidedly English Cottage…now I’m leaning toward the serene colros of grays and blues throughout my home – with a touch of French Cottage flair.

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