A Garden Bench

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mary, Mary,
quite contrary,
how does your garden grow?

Well, I don't know how Mary's garden grows,
but I sure do know where she can rest her sweet little tush,

...on the little transformed garden bench below!

The garden bench was found at a yard sale for $6.00.
An elderly couple were selling it, having been handcrafted by the husband, himself.

I dry-brushed a thin coat of Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue over the wood,
and covered the cushion with a whimsical garden print fabric.

The fabric was from my stash, found at a local upholstery fabric shop going of business.
{$4.00 a yard - took 1/2 yard}

This project was a little trickier than my usuals,
the underside showing required a more "finished" job.

Reattached top to the bench...

And the Garden Bench is now complete and ready for a new home!

I do hope that "Mary's Garden" looks much better than mine! ha!
The summer heat has been quite unkind to my pretties!

Ready to break out the mums and pumpkins!
Come on, Fall! :)


Linking Post To:

Wednesday's Goodies @ Confetti Diaries
This is Natalie's first blog party!
Wishing her much success!
Go over, visit her, and maybe share some inspiration, too!

Also linking up to:
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors and Spatulas
Potpourri Party @ 2805
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence


  1. Very cute! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  2. Rhonda, this is adorable, I want it! Love the garden theme material.

    I can't wait for pumpkins and mums either. Have a great week.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this project to my blog's link party this week! It's so pretty and I love the fabric. Now, I need to just find a garden to put it in.

  4. Your very creative! I love your garden bench.


  5. Like the fabric on that garden bench....turned out really nice!

  6. That's such a pretty bench! Love the color & the fabric!

  7. Rhonda, this is so cute! I love both the color and the fabric!!

  8. Beautiful bench...and I love the fabric...perfect for the bench!!!....Such a gorgeous shade of blue!!

  9. What an adorable bench! You made it look so cute with the coordinating fabric! How special that you know the story behind the bench! I think your garden looks lovely with the bench!

  10. You did a beautiful job with this bench! The blue color is so pretty and the material is just perfect! Love your garden bench!

  11. This blue will look fabulous with the russets and oranges of autumn. Great job!

  12. At least your garden is green. Mine is totally dead due to budget cuts. It makes me so sad to look at. We're hoping for brighter times soon. At least the snow will cover it and so you won't see how dead it is for a few months. Love the bench. Love the fun color you used too.

  13. great job on your new garden bench..

    I'll following you back :)

    hope you email test works.

  14. Love the bright blue! And your fabric is so sweet!

    Have a wonderful day rock star!

  15. Beautiful, great job! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!


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