April 10, 2007

Worth the Wait

You know how sometimes you want something very badly and then when you do get it, you realize it didn't make you as happy as you thought it would? Well this isn't one of those times! I've wanted a bench for my foyer for at least 2 years. I've been actively looking for a long time & couldn't find one that was the right size/shape/finish & price. The other day Emma & I found this while on our way to storytime. Just $200. Can you believe it? You hate me, don't you?

I might paint it later so that it will pop a bit more against the white woodwork. I'm thinking a nice swedish look like one of these below. I'll probabaly make a cushion and pillows as well but for now I'm in no hurry, I'm enjoying it just the way it is. It was money well spent for a piece that I will have for years to come and can use in many different places in my cottage.






37 comments:

  1. Love you bench! I have the same one, but a two seater, it has been in almost everyroom of our house. Currently, it resides at the kitchen table, with lots of fun pillows on it!

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  2. Oh what a beautiful bench...I just love it...looks great in your home!

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  3. looks great! i love it too! blessings!

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  4. trying not to hate you - it is fabulous! :)

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  5. Beautiful bench! Your home looks very gorgeous.

    Teresa

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  6. That is a great bench! Good for you finding such a lovely piece for a good price! I think it's perfect (and I couldn't hate you if I tried!)...

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  7. I love your new bench. It looks great!
    Rosemary

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  8. O.K.... I'll try not to hate you :) It's perfect for that spot and what a great price!

    Manuela

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  9. Perfect!!! It is so lovely and will look so great no matter how you alter it! Isn't getting a great deal on something you love the best?

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  10. Aaaahhhh..the bench..perfect fit!

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  11. Jen, that's a great bench...and perfect for your foyer. Enjoy!

    Rhoda
    Southern Hospitality

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  12. Worth the wait! Very pretty! cherry

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  13. Wow! I am so jealous! It's perfect for your space. And just an FYI: Ballard Designs.com has the perfect tufted cushions that would look beautiful on your bench. (I don't know if the measurements would work out... but it's worth looking into (if you like them).

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  14. A perfect choice and very inviting. I love the detail on the back!

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  15. oh my...you lucky girl! It's just the most lovely bench, what a great find!

    I enjoyed poking around your blog!
    Tiffany
    scrapsadaisy.blogspot.com

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  16. What a lovely bench! Looks so cute!
    x

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  17. Very cute! You will love having a bench there!
    Carol
    Come visit me!
    http://ourreddoor.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Jen, what a beautiful bench, you are going to have such fun painting it and making a seat for it!
    Clare x

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  19. I think that bench has found its perfect home. Can't wait to see how you finish it out.

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  20. Great looking bench, Jen! That photo is wonderful, too!

    Pat
    Back Porch Musings

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  21. That's a great bench! You know I love it when you find something and it's everything you dreamt of! I hope you don't mind but I wrote about you today on my blog - I just love how you said you obsess over paint! I'm bad too - but it's getting easier with each choice I think!
    Dawn
    ~A Charmed Life~

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  22. Raised In CottonApril 11, 2007 11:06 AM

    Jen~

    Just a perfect bench and more perfect spot~I am currently hunting for the right farmhouse table for my kitchen~can you find that for me too :)

    Carol

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  23. I am so happy you liked my blog... thank you so much for all of your comments! I swear we have such similar tastes, it's uncanny! And thanks for adding my link to your blog, I will do the same for you as I just love your home too!

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  24. Perfect Jen! Just perfect!
    xo,
    Kim

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  25. I was beginning to wonder if you lived my my old house in Portland Oregon! LOL That last post's photo (wish is the first one I had read) looks exactly like my old entry! Love the bench! I love old furniture. I LOVE that blue dresser of yours! I just started a business restoring furniture-it's so fun! If you want to see what I've done so far come see at: http://cottageclassics.blogspot.com/

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  26. Lovely bench and yes the pillows will finish the look!hugs NG

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  27. Great bench...love the other 2 pieces you show also!

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  28. Im enjoying your blog! The bench looks great, and I love the color of the walls.

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  29. Jen,
    Love, love, love the bench and only $200...what a steal!! I have been looking for a good "Sweedish Blue" paint color to paint some furniture and I just can't find the right blue/grey color. I would love to know if you have a suggestion. Cammy

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  30. It's perfect! I love the color, but I think your idea of making it pop is good too.

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  31. Hi! I just found out your site and all the other ones, you recommend ...Wow..and all this time I didn´t know about you guys! I live in Scandinavia but I will be moving to USA, Michigan in May..to study...I am a mom of 3 boys..If anyone of you who will read this could advise me to great stores where I can purchase "cottage things" in the Michiana area I would be so thankful! I love the fact that all around the world there are people/women who think alike and share the same taste and I just laughed when you mentioned Pollyanna in your blog...wow I thought..there is a person who I can share a lot with...love your home...it is just wonderful!
    Lords blessings to all of you - Lala from Iceland

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  32. It's beautiful, Jen! Perfect for that space!

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  33. I love that bench! It's pretty as it is but I know when you get done with it, it will be gorgeous! I also love love the blue dresser pic. I want something in that color!

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  34. It's perfect...enjoy! You deserve it....

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  35. Oh Jen what a fabulous bench! No I don't hate you lol but I want your bench and I love it's shabby painted look! It looks just perfect under your stairs!

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