Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bench gone WILD

Please excuse the look of the site right now, we're having some Technical Difficulties, to say the least, everything should be back up and normal later today! Thank you for your patience!! 

Remember a couple weeks ago, I shared a bench we found on craigslist for $20? Well I have to tell you two things about it:
  1. It is a reproduction not an actual antique. 
  2. It's Now Turquoise!!!
 I tried to color match the bench as closely to the washer and dryer as I could. The closest match I could find was Martha Stewart's PLUMAGE color.
I LOVE pieces with traditional lines painted in modern colors. And although I am usually partial to neutral colors, it's nice to have another bright item in the house!
We took the hooks that use to be there, and installed them on the mirror of the bench.
Lastly, the seat lifts up, and for the summer we are storing our essentials, beach towels and sunscreen. But when winter rolls around we'll swap them out for scarves, mittens and toques.
It's only been a week but I'm seriously loving it's new bright and cheery facade. I hope you like it too!!

20 comments:

  1. It's awesome! I also love that your stripes are so subtle.. great little space!

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  2. That is so cute in that room. I don't think I've ever seen your washer/dryer ~ love the color of them. Have you shown your laundry room?

    Great job ~ can't wait to see all your other projects you guys got done =)

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  3. Great job! The bench is perfect with your washer/dryer...it's like the best complimentary zing of colour in the room! xo wendy

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  4. Looks gorgeous! You've got a real eye for seeing the potential in an item.

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  5. Especially love that you have storage in that beauty.

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  6. it's a beauty! and the repro part, well if i luv it and it makes me cheerful i buy it. i smile everytime i see it - it reminds me of the movie "Beauty and the Beast" it could be one of the characters!

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  7. Yes, I do like it too. I never would've thought to purchase this chair (its a chair, not a bench, right?) with its funky shape. You funked it up even more though, and it really works! You have a good eye.

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  8. What a funky chair! That blue suits it so well!! Love it... and extra storage?! nice...

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  9. Gotta say, I wasn't feeling the bench when you bought it. And now I LOVE it!

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  10. Love it! This is the perfect example of decorating without fear...and it really pays off! What a little showpiece this is...it may just make doing laundry a little more fun!

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  11. Great color! I am using that color in my guest room!

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  12. The scale is perfect for that spot and the color match is great. Great eye, and good job, Ashli!

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  13. I love how the bold colour has emphasised the sort of alienesque lines of the bench - it's like a super subtle nod to geekery. Plus, it's really cute! Way better in this colour than in white :-)

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  14. That looks fantastic! I love the color and it does match your laundry machines so well. :)

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  15. It's brilliant! Wish I wasn't colour phobic in my own home. It adds a touch of whimsy and bold. "Wow Factor"!

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  16. I didn't really like it when you purchased it, thought it looked like an item of furniture for a little girl, Beauty and the Beast style .. BUT it really looks all grown up now, not at all cartoonish and perfect in your laundry room.

    Louise

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  17. Love it! And your washer and dryer are SOOO preeety!

    Elisabeth@Simply Parkers

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  18. In the previous white bench you mentioned storing grocery bags...now where will you be storing them?

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  19. I was so suprised when I saw this blue chair on your blog. The exact same chair has been in my family since before I was born. It is now living in my mom's mudroom. The blue looks awesome on it. I never would have thought to paint it. Ours is just stained wood. Great find! I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as we have.

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