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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vanity...turned Entryway bench!

I finally have a project to show you!!
I finally got the knobs for this bench that I have been waiting on for almost 3 months now! I ordered them and they shipped me 1 of 12 total because the rest went on back order...go figure! They are an odd size so it already took me forever to find a place that sells them, so I was afraid to cancel that order in fear of not finding another place. Long story short, after getting a total of 4 packages of knobs every 2 weeks, I finally have enough for half of my vanity/bench and that will just have to do for now!

It used to be a vanity but when I bought it the mirrior was gone and my kids just wanted to sit on the middle part. That's when I decided that it worked better as a bench than a vanity anyway! It makes it nice for guests to be able to sit down on something when they put their shoes back on and not have to walk into my living room on the carpet! I have been dying to put something there since we moved in our house!

Here is the After:

This is what I started with,

I did this stencil design in vinyl so I could easily switch it out with a different color or design as my decor changes in my house! (I like change!)

It sits the this little nook right behind my door, above it is a long coat hanger.

I don't know if it's that noticable in the pictures, but there is a piece of wood that is on the back that sticks out and looks awkward, so I am trying to figure out how I want to disguise it! Any ideas would be very appreciated! I was either going to cut it, add molding, or a wood scroll?

I think I already want to change the color of the stencil to green or turquoise, or maybe some color that would go with my decor, but be totally random!
Let me know what you think!
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Chrissie said...

What a unique use for this piece of furniture. I love it.I think the scroll would be great in turquoise if you're bent on changing it. Lovely job!

Chris said...

I love the forties style vanity. I think an aqua design would look fabulous. said...

What a great idea! You can even store some shoes in the drawers. Or hats and mittens. Or anything! =) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad you did- I love your blog. Thanks!!


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