Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A French Bench

A while back I mentioned I was beginning the process of “un-matching” the master bedroom.  I have grown tired of the suite of furniture my husband and I purchased many years ago and now want something with a more collected feel.


Well I am happy to say I have found the first piece for my bedroom redesign – a perfectly imperfect French bench!


I discovered this beauty on Craig’s list and jumped at the chance to exchange the mission style bench which previously occupied the space at the end of the bed for this one with much more character and patina.


The biggest changes to this room, of course, are still to come - replacing the carpet with hardwood flooring, purchasing a new bed, etc.  Until then, however, I will enjoy this first step towards creating the look I have envisioned for this space.


22 comments:

Katie said...

The bench is gorgeous!

Christina said...

Love the bench!
xo

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Great find! I love the bench, and I can't wait to see how you transform the room :)

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is such a great find! I love it and think it looks beautiful.

Did it come with the burlap cover?

Have a great day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great piece, Stacy! I love the detailing on it!

awal.ny said...

I just love, love, love your new bench. I was wondering if you did the seat yourself?

Low Tide High Style said...

Your new bench is beautiful and will be the perfect jumping off point for your remodel!

Kat :)

Stacy Curran said...

The bench is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what bed you choose!
Stacy

cndesigns said...

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Andrea said...

Fabulous bench! I recently moved, and it's been my excuse to totally re-do the matchy matchy bedroom I previously had. Our old set is looking lovely in the guest room, and all we have in our new mstr bedroom is our bed, with no headboard yet, an antique armoire, and that's it. No night stands, and books and lamps are on the floor=) Starting from stratch! I did find some wonderful bedding yesterday, so it's a start =)

Upscale Downhome said...

I love your new bench. Did you have to recover it or was it just like that? I love the collected look, too, but it is a process. I plan on redoing my master bedroom this fall. Can't wait!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Okay. I have official bench envy! It kills me what people find on Craig's list. I guess I just don't look enough, but I never see any great stuff. And I'm a DIYer and not afraid to do transformations, so it's not like I look for perfection! Anyway, good for you to have found this. I look forward to seeing how the room changes. I admire your patience -- you wait and find the right thing. That's a skill all its own!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

An amazing find! I have a bench in my master bedroom which I love! Yours is perfect!

Jane
Flora Doora

Julie said...

That IS a cute bench! Can't wait to see how your room unfolds!

outjunking said...

I think I'm in love with a bench. Gorgeous.
Lisa

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love your bench and love it with the burlap showing- perfect!!

Stephanie said...

That bench is so unbelievably unique and perfect! I can not believe you found that on Craig's list! I too was wondering if you got it like that or did you add the cushion? Such a great starting point, this is going to be a fun transformation.

The Accent Piece said...

I love it! The shape is gorgeous!

Red Door Home said...

Thanks for the great questins. I found the bench exactly as pictured - with the burlap cover. I was thrilled to find such a treasure!

for the love of a house said...

love the bench Stacy!! it's gorgeous!

joan

{hooked on hickory} said...

don't you wish you could just twinkle your nose and it could all be done? the bench is amazing! can't wait to see what you do!

ashley

Jean said...

Slowly but surely you'll get it all done. Nice beginning.

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