Sunday, February 17, 2013

Whimsical bench...winged bed...

During the week I worked on finishing a bench my husband made using mostly scraps of wood we had on hand.  We did have to buy a few 1 by 4's for the seat.  The arm is actually part of an old wooden ironing board (the sleeve board). I decided to use some blue paint we had left over from other projects, then distressed it a bit, painted a bird on a branch (partly freehand partly stencil) and finally added 3 coats of polyurethane on top.  I designed this piece... I wanted something whimsical and the shape of the scrap wood we used dictated just how it would be in the end.  So here it is....Total cost about 30 dollars.

We are almost finished with this next project....our queen bed.

This is what is called a 'wing' headboard.  Total cost $140.00....and there is scrap wood left over for more projects.  WhooHoo!!!!
Now to stain it and polyurethane it for durability.
I will be showing photos when it's coompletely finished....sometime this week.
I just love it!

Hope your days are warm, full of creativity and joy!

Savor the day!
Yvonne

11 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What lovely furniture! You two make a good team.

Anne said...

How pretty!! I so love that curve on the bench. Great work!

Amy S said...

Looks great. Ya'll have been busy!

Barbara said...

Absolutely wonderful pieces, congratulations on beautiful work, not to mention that you have wood left for more great projects! :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How cool! Love that bench. And the bed is gonna be fantastic. Best wishes, Tammy

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You two are a dynamic duo...these works will be enjoyed for years to come and so affordable! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your house is definitely one that should be going on the local house tour to show what can be done on a budget and yet be beautiful at the same time.

Lorraine said...

what a fabulous bench I can imagine you lying on it being fed grapes by your husband and drinking wine

Kim Andersen said...

I love the asymmetrical and sort of free form feel to these - you two are really having a bunch of fun :)

Caterina Giglio said...

how creative, looks like you will have fun finishing it!

Halle said...

The bench back makes me think of a grand piano top...the shape.
The bed is going to be really great...looking forward to the finished product.