Thursday, November 25, 2010

bench makeover

many moons ago, sis-ta M gave me this small bench for my birthday -
'twas back in the good old days when country decor was at its height!
i loved that she cared enough about my love of gardening to choose a gardening theme!
and it fit well with my decor then and it's very useful here,
but i wanted something pretty as well functional. 
this bench is in the laundry room and gets used everyday as we sit on it to put our shoes on.
 i think about her a lot!
last week,
i found a French-English and English-French dictionary at a local thrift shop -
i was delighted because i wanted an old dictionary to use to decoupage.
then to find one with French words?! ooh-la!
any-hoo...
off with old - on with the new! 
here she is...
all gussied up in her new look!
oh, just pat me on the back! do i love decoupage or what?!
close up of the fine print...
 this dictionary is two inches thick!
lotsa paper to make lotsa stuff...
  and so many projects are racing through my mind!

...blessedness!

ox

Saltbox Treasures is doing a lovely Winter Christmas giveaway!
linking up to Frugal Friday
Time Travel Thursday

7 comments:

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Thanks for posting about my giveaway. Good luck!
~ Julie

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

p.s. Love your french dictionary bench! What a great book find!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Esther, I love the bench and love that you used the french dictionary pages! Can't wait to see what else you do with them!

Biljana said...

Wonderful makeover, I love your bench:))
Hugs, Biljana

Passionate for White said...

The makeover looks great!

Anonymous said...

I love that idea! Never thought of a dictionary.
Carolyn N.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Well, girl, you've done it again! It's gorgeous. No need to pat yourself on the back. I'll be happy to do it for you! ;)

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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