Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kicking The Bucket...Bench



We bought this bucket bench shortly after we were married from a great little store in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  It wasn't terribly old, or worth a lot of money, but I loved it all the same and so we lugged it several blocks to the car and home it went.

The green paint looked great in our last house which had more of the reds, greens, and mustard colors throughout.  It was a center hall colonial on a heavily wooded lot and things with a deeper color just seemed to work better in that house.  But now that we have tons of natural light and we live on the water, it just stuck out like a sore thumb.

So out came the cans of Benjamin Moore Simply White paint, and it was bye bye green and hello white!


Even after just one coat, I knew I had made the right decision!


And here it is in all of it's wonderful white glory!  I love how crisp and clean it looks and how it highlights the little collection of pottery and other items that got lost on it before.


I can't even remember where I found that glass jug.  I should go out and buy some tulips to put in it to remind me that Spring isn't that far away.


And I love this little pitcher I got on clearance from a local gift store.



But the thing I love most on my pretty new white bucket bench, is the little bowl that holds the silver seashells my sister "M" gave me.  It's pewter and my son made it in the 5th grade when he did a project on Pewtersmithing...I've treasured it ever since.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to see other great pieces of furniture on Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed.

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19 comments:

  1. Your bench is just wonderful and I so agree, your precious pewter bowl is the most wonderful treasure ever. Beautiful display. Hugs, Marty

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  2. The bench is perfect. I found a similar bench in the garbage, but is was split in two and we still haven't fixed it and painted it - a project for the spring.

    I knew you would have a collection of pottery. Anyone who loves dishes like you do, will also have some lovely pottery to go on a lovely white bench.

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    Karin :)

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  4. thanks for your comment~ love how the bench turned out--and your blog is so fun!

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  5. So cute! and your bowl is perfect!

    Michelle

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  6. A girl after my own heart - I love painting old furniture white! Your table looks fabulous. Leigh

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  7. Very pretty painted the new white. Love this.

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  8. How fresh, light and airy it looks now! I just love painted furniture. And that pewter bowl is the most precious thing. I, too, had a piece of pottery that our oldest daughter (now 35) made in the 4th grade, and I was so sad when it fell on a concrete floor and broke. When I told her what happened, she was shocked that I even still had it and said, Mom, that was such an ugly piece anyway. But it was a beautiful piece of art to me and I just loved the colors of it. Alas, I'm glad to see your lovely treasure from your son! -Lili

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  9. Sooo much better in the white. Don't you love what white can do to a piece. It loos so fresh and can work in so many places. Very nice work.

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  10. Looks great all creamy white. I've got a Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays.. I'd love for you to share your shelf.

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  11. Great job! Love the color.
    :o) Trish

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  12. Your bench looks great and I love all your treasures on it too!

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  13. Turned out great! What a perfect transformation!

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  14. Hi found you via Pure Style Home Mr Linky...Your bucket bench turned out fabulously!! I love it white and your lovely little pewter bowl that your son made is just perfect, and how special!! Have a lovely day ~ Tina

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  15. Came by way of PSH...your bench is so pretty in white and is a great piece! The display is so special-I know-I have treasures from my children, too! (That bowl happens to be really nice!)
    ~Nancy

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  16. Found you via Pure Style Home as well - great transformation, I'm looking forward to reading through your archives!

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  17. so pretty kat!! love the aqua glass on it!!

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