Thursday, June 14, 2012

Musical Benches

I recently showed you my fabulous Frenchy Bench that I scored at an Estate Sale last week for a great price.  I wasn't quite sure where I was going to put it but I knew that I HAD to have it!  Yesterday I had to do some picking up because we were having company and I thought it was the perfect time to do some Switcheroing... 
 Let's play a game of musical benches.  
You remember that game when you were a kid right?  
I never won because I was too scrawny and always got pushed off of my chair by some bigger kid! 
 Here is the "new" bench:
I placed it over where the black dish cabinet used to be in the Hearth Room.  Do you like my improvised end table?  
 I set some books on my Pier One vase and placed my teapot lamp on top.  This corner needs more light at night. 
 So where did the black dish cabinet go?


Miss Beaux and I moved it over behind the Kitchen table.  I should have put it here to begin with but we tried it and it never looked right.  The table was too large.  So, I took the leaves out of the table and angled it slightly.  Now it looks like it belongs there and it is part of a set.  
I placed the extra chairs on the side of the cabinet and used one of my black tole trays to hold some books and a pretty Sunflower Bordallo Pinheiro plate. 
I think the whole room just flows better now.  
What do you think?  
This black bench with the rush seat used to be behind the kitchen table.  It's in the guest room for now.  
Undecided as to whether I like it there or not.  
And the iron bench that I recovered made it's way home to the Master Bedroom where it joins the matching iron bed. 

 Everyone seems happy in their new homes..... 

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy
I'm linking up to these fun parties:
 Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy I love all your changes!! Your new french bench looks fabulous in your hearth room and I love the large jug with the books and lamp next to it! That full shot of your hearth room looks gorgeous!!!

Deserae said...

LOVE your new bench...it looks perfect in the new spot too! Your hearth room is so stunning.....just gorgeous!!!!!!
~Des

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Every space is beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Love this bench and the pillows just add to it! Love the whole room. Saw you on Common Ground

Cynthia

Rooms by Ann said...

I love all the changes you have made, the new frenchy brench is gorgeous. Looks really fab in the room.

Anonymous said...

Like you, I would have stepped over the crowd and not leave that Frenchy Bench
behind....a real charmer...Love how you reconfigured the other rooms to "make
it work".....

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks amazing. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great day. Anu

missy max said...

Love the bench..it's gorgeous...Also like the one at the end of the bed...Love the iron bed and bench in the MBR too..Everything looks great..

Shirley said...

If we find something we love and just can't leave behind, we will, if I may..WE WILL!!!!...find a place even if we move the whole house around! I like it all...enjoy the joys of life..

Pamela said...

Wow! Now that is a bench! Love your swapping around! Thanx for partying at my place!

About Michele said...

Just became a follower and Love the new bench! A wonderful find (;

Meeha Meeha said...

I love the improvised end table so much! The color, the shape, the size - it's perfect :)

Nook and Cranny said...

I love your bench. I also like the large floor item you turned into a table.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Leslee in Tennessee said...

Love the settee, and also love your 'improvised' table and lamp! Beautiful!!!

Leslee in Tennessee said...

P.S. Love that 'improvided' table idea for sure, but would never last in my house, at least the lamp on it, with my 4 kitties! But everything in your photos is stunning!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I love all the changes you made. You have a beautiful home.

Dee

sheri said...

It really looks like it was meant to be there all along :) Very very pretty! Visiting from the Picket Fence...

Judy Bigg said...

Hey, I love all your changes, they look like they are all in the right places.

allisamazing said...

It looks fabulous and I love your new bench.

Meegan said...

Absolutely beautiful! I found you via the blog hop. I am most certainly glad I did! I am your newest follower :)
Make it a great day!
Meegan
What Meegan Makes

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I like the bench here and I like the makeshift end table. I got a 22" piece of beveled glass from Pier 1 and used it on top of my large French biot (olive jar) and made a table out of it for my gallery! They have different sizes of glass.

Diann said...

The bench is beautiful. All your little changeups look wonderful! Thanks for joining TTF and have a great day!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Cindy, I love all of your benches! They look great in your beautiful home. The paint the I used in my powder room was Clark Kensington from ACE Hardware in the Beach House color. It's actually the same that I used on my backyard mantel but the color looks very different. Enjoy your time in Chicago!

Babs said...

Your new Frenchy bench is fabulous! It has great lines...or curves and great turnings. Wow! I want one for my kitchen table. :)
I'm also admiring the color of your walls in the dining area/hearth room. I'm looking for a new color for my kitchen and breakfast room. Do you mind telling me the brand and color? Thanks and enjoy your new bench.
Babs

Sue said...

Cindy, I really think that placing the table at an angle in the dining area works just fantastically! sometimes it just takes time and numerous re-do's to get something right. Mine came last night as I. Re-arranged my new furniture for the fifth time! LOL. Your home is so nicely done! :-) Sue

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