Furniture Makeover: Country Bench Turned Modern


I hope you had a rain-free holiday weekend, as a majority of ours felt like it was spent underwater!  I don’t recall ever having such a wash out of a 4th of July, which made for more naps than usual around here.  But, it’s all good.  Instead of a cook out, we had a cook IN.  You make due, right?

That said, I did finish another yard sale find (finally!).  The jury is still out on it, but I can say it’s definitely an improvement from where it began.

Here’s a sneak peek…

But, before I give the full reveal, let’s go back and see where we started.  Ah, yes.  There she is, next to her partner, the side table that now resides on our back porch.

My original plan was to paint this bench in two colors, but halfway through, I decided to make it three (because I enjoy making projects more difficult than necessary).

So, the white stripe was the late addition, but I think it makes it much more interesting than just the blue and green.


There was a whole lot of this going on in this process:

And skies that looked like this (but with the rain).

So, I made it work in the garage (and my son’s baseball bag now reflects a hint of green):

It is residing in my office for the time being.  Now that the office is going in a blue-green direction, it fits in for the moment.  If things change, I can find another place in the house for it (or repaint it to fit in).   In the meantime, the pink iron artwork may be getting a makeover in a fun shade of green so that it will tie together with the blue graphic chair.

So, what do you think?  Yay or nay?  How was your 4th?  A wash out or fun in the sun? 

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  • Reply
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    July 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    SHAZAM, jenny!!!! i LOVE this!

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    July 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Awesome makeover and such fun colors!

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    July 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I'm seriously in love with this! You're placement of the stripe is JUST RIGHT! I never would have thought of doing that, but it looks awesome!!!

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    Pine Tree Home
    July 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    So creative. LOVE.

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    khaki salmon
    July 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I really liked the emerald green…..and would have never thought to use 2 additional colors. But it works…..great job!

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    Cyndy Aldred
    July 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Ahhhhmazing Jenny!!! Wow! How creative girl. The color combination is perfect and it is out this world. Brilliant!

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    Laurie Hutchinson
    July 9, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Love the three colors!!

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    July 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

    It's awesome! I love the modern vibe and the colors are perfect. Yep, it was a total wash out here too. I'd like to say that I used that time wisely, but many naps were happening here too.

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    Dr Stacey Spencer
    July 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    LUUUURVE this!!!

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    Dr Stacey Spencer
    July 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    LUUUURVE this!!!

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    July 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I too have such type of furniture. It is really very awesome and it can be carried anywhere and at any place.
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    A Thrifter in Disguise
    July 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    What a cool idea! I always ignore those kinds of country chairs because I don't think they'll fit my look, but this is such a cool way to do it! And I love the stripe so much, I think it totally makes it!

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    Angela Santaniello
    July 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Amazing! I love how you took such a modern take on a country piece. Definitely pinning and I cannot wait to try this design out on something!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    Jenna LaFevor
    July 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I beyond LOVE this!! I just made over my barstools and used this green, blue and white! Love these colors! Amazing job! Pinning!

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    Cheryl @ mycuprunnethover312
    July 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Loving the blue and the green! Awesome job!

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    July 22, 2013 at 5:57 am

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    It's a nice information about modern furniture.I love seeing all these furniture together!

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