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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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04 November 2010

Vanity bench reborn

Some of you may remember my $5 find early last summer....I was so excited to find it and the ladies selling it thought I was nuts to buy it. But so much potential:) and it had the most beautiful, but dirty barkcloth fabric on the seat.

Here is the"as found"


Viola!

Stripped, sanded and a can of Heirloom white spray paint did the trick. Added gold shimmer acrylic paint on sides really brought out the vintage style, and the fabric colors popped.  I washed the fabric, it was in pretty good shape. There was also 2 more layers of fabric underneath that I removed. I added extra padding, and this vintage bench is ready for it's new digs. Stay tuned, because this was part of a total makeover of my guest room that my granddaughters will use when they stay with us. I have given you a couple of narrow peeks in the last post. But the total reveal will be in the Shabby Lane Shops Magazine New Year edition. If you haven't heard of the magazine, there have already been 3 editions jam packed with great articles, recipes and tutorials. You can purchase them thru my website too...Marionberry Cottage.com

24 comments:

Lori Lynn said...

That is SOOO pretty! great job!
Btw, I hopped over to your webshop, and I was wondering where you found the falling snowflakes code??? Beautiful!

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Carrie said...

Good job my friend! I can't wait to see the whole room put together. Nothing nourishes the soul quite like a great 'trash to treasure' find.

Sharon Wengel said...

That is a sweet bench ! You did a wonderful job of giving it a new life, love it !
Sharon

milka said...

I say, it is a great job! Beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

Wow, I am so impressed! You did a great job.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Beautiful finish ! Love the fabric too. Can't wait to get the next magazine.
:))

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's just beutomous!! Is that barkcloth on it? wow! Debbie, you made me laugh out loud reading your comment on my latest post. I was hoping some SLS girls would read it! Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

Heaven's Walk - said...

Just beautiful, Debbi! You do great work, girl! :)

xoxo laurie

shirley said...

Wow, I bet she would be sorry she sold if that previous owner could see it now.

Mondodifavola said...

Debbi, I have just discovered your blog...it's soo looovely...

Kisses,
Elena

Char said...

Hey girl, have you been holding out on us!! HA! That is just perfect. I love what you did with this. Beautiful comes to mind, Char

Pam said...

The bench is lovely and to think you were able to salvage the fabric. Great Job. Anxious to see the complete room

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Now that's a great find and I love the way it came out!! I cannot wait to see your article in the new issue of Shabby Lane's Magazine. Miss you!

Roselle said...

That is stunning! What a way to recycle, upcycle and create beauty!
Roselle

Halo Hill said...

WOW, that is gorgeous!! How awesome you make things!

Sheila

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I bet they don't think you're nuts now!! That bench is gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

Debbi, what a wonderful job you did! I love the fabric you chose for the seat.

Toyin O. said...

You did a great job, looks great!

Shabby T said...

lovin it...
You did a wonderful job your bench isn't just a blast from the past its now a TREASURE...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Wow--how beautiful! And I'm so happy that you linked it up to the CS challenge! That is awesome...everyone will love seeing this!
XO

stampdiva said...

This is incredible beautiful. What a special piece of furniture to have in the home. Lynne M

Terry said...

Came over to visit from Cindy's! What a truly fabulous piece you have created. Beautiful!!

Linda said...

That turned out beautifully, Debbi! So glad you were able to use the wonderful old fabric! Hopped over from Creative Spirit Challenge...

Creative Grammie said...

What a wonderful transformation! Your bench is absolutely gorgeous. I love trash to treasure finds. TFS
By the way, I love your blog.

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