Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Finally Got it Done!

Thought I'd show you my new zebra pillow cover I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond.
My bench that is…took me a while even after I had finished the stool that was my mom’s, I know I sure meant to but life gets in the way sometimes and we all know what that is like! So this morning as I was visiting your blogs and some of the parties out there today… I really got inspired. I had to find some project that didn’t take up alot of time though since I had to go to Sydney’s school and read to her class and I wanted the project to be done before then because later I work 5 to 10!
So here it is, so very easy to do for those that are new to this or just starting out like me:) It also looks so neat!!! I just used painters tap, black craft paint and a staple gun.
These are MY tools, Mr. K had bought these for me when we were dating and they are for women’s hands, I don’t know about you but I just can’t handle men’s tools, to big for my hand.
This is the staple gun and works like a charm and fits my hand just right!
Here’s what it looks like now, I paid $15.00 for the bench at a yardsale and $3.00 for the black ticking pillow, brandnew, at another yardsale!
I’ll be moving it to the diningroom soon!
This is what it looked like in the very beginning, from the 70’s era!
The first time I redid it which I did like but I’m sort of moving away from that style in small ways it seems…
and now♥
I read today in Sydney’s class it was Cat in the Hat day, I took a picture of her and her classmates in her 3rd grade class.

Well, I better get on my way to work, I hoped you enjoyed your visit and are having a wonderful, productive day where ever you are♥
Thank you so much to my new and old followers and all the lovely comments you leave on each post that I do, it means so much♥
I’m linking to Wow it Wednesday and Transformation Treasures  Thanks ladies for hosting!
Also linking to Beneath My Heart...The Best DIY Project of the Month



Ellen said...

Congratulations on finding and getting a project done! It looks amazing, just love it! Seems like "finally finishing" projects is in the air lately. Hope you have a great day and have loads of fun reading to the class!


Carla said...

I love the new finish on the bench! It looks awesome. Did you use osnaburg fabric? You did a super job.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Love it! How cute your daughter is with her classmates. I worked the book fair all day today, those kids are so darn cute!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- What a cute little class of girls! Love that picture!

Your bench turned out great! What's the didn't like the 70's orange cushion and woody-wood look? Seriously?;>) It looks great...the cushion and the whole thing put together- NICE JOB! xxoo Diana

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I love the bench! It turned out so cute and it goes great with the ticking pillow. Nice makeover!

My son was so excited for Dr. Suess' birthday. He pulled out every book he owned :) Looks like you had a fun day with those adorable girls! xx

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love how the bench turned out!! Love the ticking pillow on it too!!
The girls look so cute in their hats!!

Angie said...

I just love a bench and yours is so cute!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love the bench that you did. It is so fresh and beautiful looking. I would look to sit there with an ice tea and a great book. You amaze me on how talented you are. you can do it all. I wish you could rub off some of that talent on me...I also LOVE the fabric you use!
Thanks a bunch for sharing!!


Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Your bench looks great! Perfect for a dining room!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really did a fabulous job! It looks better than original! What a great idea for the cushion! I love it! The pillow and flowers are the perfect touch! ♥

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the bench. It turned out wonderful.

Emily said...

I love what you have done with this is darking, Love the cushion too!!!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Ha ha! I just stole the staple gun for my craft room too- same one :)
The bench and cushion came out darling. I love it! Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!