Friday, February 24, 2012


What would YOU do with this?  

This little bench has tufted camel velour-ish upholstery that is a bit tired. It is mounted on a wood frame and attached to pretty wrought iron legs. 

I'm seriously considering putting it into my living room. My living room is slowly turning white and gray (like me.) It will contain an eclectic mix of industrial elements, drop-cloth upholstered elements, my faux mercury glass lamp and nickel silver sprayed lamps with drum shades, my antique silver trunk, shelving with interesting old books and  objets d'art.

This bench could be additional seating to  place at a right angle to the sofa, or it could be an ottoman-like coffee table. 

It could be covered in grayish or taupe fabric, or drop cloth. Drop cloth might not be the best choice for a coffee table, though. 

What do you think?  Would you keep the iron natural? Would you paint the wood to match the upholstery? Should it be gray, off-white, or something else? I'd love your input!

Hannah and I are taking a trip to Oklahoma City tomorrow, so I won't be posting until maybe Sunday evening...maybe. 

I may see if I can find an Annie Sloan stockist there and finally try real chalk paint!

Word for the Day:

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Have a blessed weekend...



outjunking said...

I am thinking paint the harsh metal. I think you are going for a softer look. Might be a good piece to do all the same color. Pop color with accessories.

lynn said...

it's lovely, revi:) i'd paint the legs, for my house, but i think the black legs would look wonderful with your white and gray scheme. your (like me)--too funny!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little bench! I would leave the wrought iron the way it is, paint the wood white and find an awesome fabric with white and grey in in:) also, if you are able, definately tuft it again and use it as a coffee table so it is the center of attention;) I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}!