Friday, October 23, 2009

A little black bench

We had this Heywood Wakefield bench in our barn for over 5 years. I loved the style, but the maple!
A wall in our great room was really needing a nice place to rest. A place to display our favorite antique quilt, a gift from our favorite Aunt Joane.
We decided to paint the bench, GASP! Yep we painted a Heywood Wakefield bench! We did not change anything structurally, just the finish. So, if down the line someone LOVES a maple finish, it can be restored.

In the meantime, we LOVE the black bench!
What's your opinion?
We'd really like for you to see our drop cloth dining room chair covers,
here, our other Heywood Wakefield make-over, here. or our very cool tripod lamp retro-fit, here.
We are participating in Creative Cats Friday, @ poppies at play
Be sure and visit this site to see other creative cats!
Thanks so much for visiting!


Teresa said...

Beautiful- I love old furniture painted black- perfect.

Andy Porter said...

Ahhhh, the amount of love I have for that bench is not small. It looks incredible black. You made the right choice. Perfect perfect PERFECT!!!
Thanks for the link!!
~Andy@ Poppies@Play

Funky Junk Interiors said...

The bench looks as if it was always meant to be black. That's when you know it was meant to be. :) It's gorgeous!


Shayna Mills said...

Yep, you are right, black is just amazing. BTW I love the pic of your little ones in the bee costume. I just finished my niece's lady bug costume on my blog, so fun. Thank you for stopping by.

Proper Prim said...

Oh yes absolutely gorgeous... I would have done the same thing... sweating every stroke mind you... it does look so much better now... I think I am going to paint my oak bench now black now that I have seen this.. thanks for sharing
Hugs, Deb

Cheryl said...

Oh my, that was in your garage or barn for five years?? If I was your neighbor I would of bought it from ya five years ago. Paint job looks great black and now I am off to like at the chairs in the dining room.

Amy said...

love it!