Monday, May 21, 2007

~a cushion cover & a tote~


A couple years ago Mike built me this bench from an old maple bed frame. We found the bed for $5 at a yard sale and decided it would be a fun project; we had seen these benches around at various shops. Well, I used it for awhile, then it was relegated to the basement. The cushion wasn't thick enough and I really didn't like the fabric I had used. The other day I brought the bench back upstairs and added two inches of foam to the cushion. I made a new cover out of some of this 'Seaside Rose' fabric and for now it is sitting in the dining room...

And I finished up a new tote bag for the shop. I have been in the mood to work with linen, so I used some in natural and combined it with more of that red and white vintage fabric~remember the apron?...

The weekend was a bit chilly, but it was good weather to get out and do some gardening and I was in the mood, so I weeded, mulched, planted seeds, and divided some ladys mantle.

Hope your weekend was good!

27 comments:

  1. Debbie your bench is very charming. It is nice sometimes to put things away for a while and then pull them out. It is like shopping at home. Have a lovely week. Clarice

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  2. That bench is so ca-yute! You pay big bucks for those at antique stores. What a good hubbie!

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  3. The bench looks great! I love the rose fabric.

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  4. Anonymous5:32 PM

    do you still make the bamboo handle blue tote? price
    sse6@juno.com

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  5. What a great little bench. I'm off to one of the big charity shops this morning so I'll check out what they have.

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  6. I love the color and fabric of the bench!! The tote is very cute also.

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  7. What a fantastic job on that bench. I would love for my Sweet Hubby to make one for me!

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  8. Love that charming bench!!!!

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  9. I like both the bench and the tote! You're a busy gal.

    ~Jody

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  10. What a wonderful idea! I LOVE your little bench..so sweet!! The fabric is beautiful!
    Kelli

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  11. I do remember the apron. I think Dawn even posted a photo of it on National Apron Day on her site.
    I love the bench. My sister made one of these too. Such a great idea and yours looks really nice with the new cover. I like Clarice's thoughts on "shopping at home"!
    Another really wonderful bag too!

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  12. That bench is beyond incredible!

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  13. This bench is so lovely !!!! And I love the red fabric of the tote !!!

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  14. I love that bench!!! So creative of you two!

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  15. Debbie! I need that bench! Everything you have I want! lol! Whats next? I've go my clicker ready....

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  16. The bench is a beautiful colour. It's nice when you can modify something old and put it to a new use:)

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  17. Great little bench - I love the colour & fabric. We did the same thing with an old spindle bed we found at a garage sale. It sits in my daughter's bedroom.

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  18. I've always wanted to do one of those benches! yours is lovely & just the perfect colour :)

    p.s. you've been tagged :)

    list 7 random things about yourself & then tag 7 of your blogging friends...

    feel free to pass or to modify the tag...

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  19. I have never seen a bench made out of a bed before...I just LOVE yours! Great color and very pretty fabric.

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  20. I love that little bench! I've wanted to try to make one of those, too, but my hubby isn't so handy with woodworking and I'm a little scared of it.

    As usual, your tote is beautiful. I just love your sewing. What more can I say?

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  21. I love your bench! What a wonderful idea! Great color, too!

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  22. I love the bench!

    Jill oo

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  23. What a wonderful bench!! We used to have an old rope bed that I sold to an antique store and now kick myself because I should've done something with it like your bench! Oh well....hindsight is blah, blah, blah.

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  24. I have choosen almost the same shade of green for a bench I am painting for the garden. It is a lovely colour. And your cushion cover is great, I love the pattern.

    Fun to see the vintage clothes pattern in your other post. :) And the violets and lilacs are adorable.

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  25. Wow! I've seen benches made out of beds before in magazines and I always wanted to try it. Even more so now that I see how great yours is! Your tote is really pretty. I love the use of different fabrics - it looks great!

    Manuela

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  26. That is a great idea. It is a wonderful bench. Lovin' the tote bag too!

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  27. Oh the bench is so lovely, love the colour! The fabric too :)
    Andyou are one of the best to make tote bags, i know you are :)Again, lovely colours :)

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