"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity"


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friendship Bench

When I'm out thrifting one of my favorite things to find is old headboard and footboards.
So much in fact that I have a little collection in my garage of them.
They just hang out there until the time comes to do something with them,  much to the annoyance of my husband who really one day would like to have his garage back. 

(Maybe someone should tell him there is no chance of that in the near future)

Anyways, one day this little beauty came my way for under $20.00 so I brought it home.

It wasn't here but a day or two and a friend of mine came over and saw it. 
She fell in love with it right away....it reminded her of the bed her grandparents had when she was little. 
So sweet husband promised her that he would make her a bench out of it.

Now, here is why I call it the Friendship Bench.

In my dining area there is a bench on one side of the table
and it never fails that when friends come over this is where they like to sit.
It always makes me think of the quote

"Sit Long ~ Talk Much ~ Laugh Often"

Well this bench is going in her dining area and I hope she is blessed
with as many wonderful friends sitting around her table as I am at mine.

Now if I could just get her to pick out fabric we could get to making the pillows and seat cover.
Maybe that can be next weeks challenge.............

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Love of the Sea said...

Love the friendship bench. I look forward to seeing how your friends bench comes out...I would never have thought of using a headboard to make a bench!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You are a good friend! Now I want a banch for the little house!
You have such talent!
Have a pretty day!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

WOW! tell hubby he did an amazing job, I love it! and the pillow too! Such a sweet post.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Diane said...

The bench turned out soooo pretty. Love the color of the wood and that pillow is gorgeous Ü

Madigan at madiganmade said...

So pretty. And was a genius idea!

Holly said...

This is beautiful. What a fabulous project. I have a wrought iron headboard outside...I want to make my own bench. You did an amazing job! I am a new follower.

Christine said...

Hi Amy! My mom shared your blog with me. I love it. I have a good friend at church that loves beautiful things, I'm going to tell her about your blog. Also my son Matt's fiance will love it. I'll post it on my facebook page. Christine Singleton (Diane's daughter)

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