Another Sun Room Change

4.04.2013


Once upon a time there was a bench.

That bench was a stinky piece, of not sure what material, when it first arrived at the Savvy homestead.

That bench had some coats of chalk paint added to it to cover up the stink and it even went outside for several days to sun. I think it liked the warm sun.

The smell finally got better and the first color the bench wore was gray and then it got a white wash, but then like so many other victims pieces around here......

.........it was painted one more time and  got a nice new coat of red. Oh, how happy the red made the little bench.

Then a little sanding and some clear wax was added.


Even an old mason jar of yellow roses look better on the little red bench.

and the bench lived happily ever after.
 Miss Bailey's pillow is even happier on the red bench.

Just making some small seasonal changes in the sun room.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow for another wonderful favorite room guest post. It isn't even part of the home.

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59 comments:

  1. I love it red and you are right, Bailey's pillow really pops there!

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  2. Cute post Kim. Made me smile.

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  3. Love your red bench, your flowers and pillow do look so pretty on it!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. Red is it's "signature color"....pretty addition to your Sun Room.

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  5. Love the red. The coke crate with the dog toys is a great idea too! My puppy is scared to go into baskets for toys. Silly! Trying to break him in. Maybe I need a crate!

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  6. Great color choice! The red makes it look vintage and really cute!

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  7. Miss Bailey's toy crate and pillow really make this such a cute little spot. Love the red!!

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  8. What a great little bench. I love it in red! That pillow is so cute!! Does Bailey bark at it? :)

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  9. Yes, I do like the red and the effect you've achieve. Good choice :-)

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  10. I like the red, it looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  11. The bench DOES look happy dressed in red! I am guessing your guest might be Mary and her potting shed???????? XO, Pinky

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  12. I love how the pillow looks on there!
    -Shelley

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  13. cute! I am loving country red furniture these days.

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  14. I like that pop of red in your sunroom.
    Mary Alice

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  15. Love the color...the pop of red is perfect in your sun room!

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  16. I love the red bailey bench, and ofcourse you already know I have been coveting your coke crate.

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  17. The red is perfect for that bench and Bailey's pillow!

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  18. The whole scenario...pillow, Coke crate, Mason jar of flowers...is a visual treat. Red is ever so much better than the white.

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  19. That bench is fantastic in the pop of red color and what a cute pillow with your baby's face on it-she's a doll.

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  20. That looks great, Kim. I really like the red and the pillow, of course, is perfect on it- xo Diana

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  21. Luv the red Kim. The pillow looks wonderful on the bright red bench now.
    I have a weird luv affair with red... I try to get away from it at times and it sneaks right back in.... You know what I mean?
    Hugs, Gee

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  22. I love a happy ending.

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  23. I love Bailey's pillow! I adore your sunroom. Maybe we'll add one on someday...like when the kids are all out of college. :)

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  24. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I love your little bench and it looks most lovely painted back to red. Now why was that cute little bench stinky? Just wondering. Hope your week is going well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  25. Kim
    I love benches too.
    The red really made your
    bench pop and Bailey's
    pictutre pillow too!

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  26. I love benches ( had John build me one that kind of looks like yours )
    But wow that pop of color is just fantastic! Love the pillow on it too!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  27. The bench looks adorable. Love the red!!!

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  28. That red looks so good against the white on your floor and walls in that room. Also, Bailey's pillow really stands out on it. Red just looks good on stools and benches doesn't it? Must remind us of our childhood.

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  29. I'm digging bright pops of color right now. The red suits the bench.

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  30. I love your beautiful and not so stinky red bench, Kim! Bailey's pillow looks perfect there, too!

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  31. Love how the red makes that bench pop...and Baileys pillow looks great on it!

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  32. Hi Kim, I always enjoy seeing your sun room and all the changes you make. Love that you use red and you aren't afraid to. I love it...but I have noticed all the neutral decorating going on....but I'm not afraid of my inner love for color! Hahahhaa...I just like that you use it.
    Your home is beautiful as always!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  33. Dying to try Annie Sloan paint…tried to sell it at our shop but someone else is already selling it nearby. Actually, it's at least 30 miles away but they said no! Anyway, this bench is great! Great post!

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  34. Love it back red!! Looks perfect with Bailey's pillow and her Coke case toy box!! blessings ~ tanna

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  35. That is one cute red bench. And those yellow roses in the jar are perfect :)

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  36. So love this little bench....Must be made for my son with the Bailey cushion on it. The red paint is just perfect.

    Cheers

    Karen
    At Home Vintage

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  37. The bench may have smelled stinky before but sure does not look stinky!!...Just love it red!!...goes so well with Miss Bailey's pillow and the coke crate...

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  38. Too cute and what a great spot for Miss Bailey to sit and play.

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  39. Sweet story of the 'little red bench' ! Made me smile too ! Amazing what a coat of paint and a little elbow grease can do !!

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  40. I absolutely adore it!!! I'm so afraid to paint anything red, but just may have to now!

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  41. LOVE the red! I recently tried to get rid of the red in my house and go for all neutrals. I just added a red lamp to my family room yesterday and I love it! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  42. You know that I love the new color of your bench! And what a great way to corral Bailey's toys in the Coke crate.

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  43. Kim~ I love the new red color of your bench with Miss Bailey's pillow & crate of toys! I'm always in awe of your boundless energy and vision painting!

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  44. Love your sweet little red bench. And Bailey's pillow is adorable!

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  45. Love this bench and the pop of red. The Bailey pillow looks good and the roses are a great color too.

    Cynthia

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  46. It looks amazing...and pretty much EVERYthing looks better on RED. :)

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  47. Kim,

    Good morning! Happy Friday to you!

    What a wonderful post! And that shed!!! I do not have a green thumb but I am beginning to think with a little place like that I could become inspired.

    Thank you for always sharing the beauty in life!

    Elizabeth

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  48. Love the curtains. Especially the burlap ones. Great idea! Bailey pillow is too cute!

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  49. This IS a happy little bench, Kim...and I just love it! Bailey is such a cutie patootie!

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  50. Looks great red....although I am sure it is going to be many colors :)

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  51. RED makes everything look great. I love the lines of your bench.

    I have red paint on my fingers from painting my only little scale red. I liked it in gray metal - LOVE it in red.

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  52. The red looks great! Red is such a great pop of color.
    - Lora

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  53. The bench is wonderful! I've never really used red in the past, but lately I've found myself adding more and more touches of it to my home. Great makeover!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  54. Red is perfect Kim! My bench started red from PB - was white - then gray and will be getting a makeover soon, too! Your pop of color is inspiring me to get going on it! XO, Aimee

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