Monday, March 14, 2011

Before & After + A Sneak Peek

Before Bench

After Bench
In an effort to use what we already have to redecorate and renovate our home, I decided to do an experiment. Last year I was shopping at Sutherlands and found this antiquing kit on clearance for $5.00. So I revamped this bench with it from our Master bedroom. I think I like I need to find a vinyl remnant to recover the cushion.....Hmmm...a Master Bedroom Redo on the cheap, is in the works...It's been neglected long enough!
There's nothing more exciting than a sand delivery!..a clue about our backyard project.


  1. I know!!!! A beach!!!!! You are building a beach in your backyard!!!!!! That or a really big litter-box for all the neighboring cats. haha.

    Actually, I've an inkling as to what I think you're doing, but I don't want to spoil it for everyone else.

    Good luck!

    Great antiquing by the way, looks fab!

  2. Yes, Monica, it's a beach. The real killer on the deal is the shipping charge for the ocean water;)

  3. I was pretty sure I knew what your big backyard project was before you showed the sand. My in-laws did the same thing a few years ago. Good luck!

  4. Couldn't you just use your garden hose and a bunch of salt?? I mean, really, that's got to be more reasonable than over-nighting a bunch of ocean water. Come on... where is your thrift?!

  5. Monica, that would work if it would just be for swimming and yachting, but we are planning a homeschool marine biology course in the backyard and table salt cannot duplicate the right solution to sustain sealife. Sometimes you just have to throw thrift to the wind;)

  6. love the paint jobs on the furniture. i wish I was creative like that.

    Oooo, I want to see what you have planned with the sand.

  7. PWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Josette, Thanks, it's just a kit, so I'm not all that creative...but I do like how it turned out.

  9. hmm, this gives me an idea for our kitchen chairs...thanks!
    and yes, very curious about the backyard project. As cool as a beach would be I'm thinking that's not it.