Saturday, August 22, 2009

From Trash To Treasure !!!

Hey all ...hope you are having a Great Weekend ...!!

Well remember last week when I posted about our great Dumpster Dive the Hoover Steam Cleaner ...Well what I have been saving up to tell you is that we got another great treasure that day out of the same dumpster...Take a gander at this wonderful garden bench ...

Of course you know us girls ..we couldn't pass up such a treasure ..well truth be known ..I was more for passing on this treasure than picking it up ..not because it isn't a great find ..I was just feeling a little overwhelmed at the time thinking about hauling it home and then having to do something with it ...Well that's what's great about having a partner in this business ..when you're down they are generally up ..Thanks to Abbey ..she insisted this was a must have we loaded it up in the truck and brought it home ..she was brainstorming about how it could be transformed and her zealousness caught on ..and together we came up with a plan to transfor this into a Romantic Farmhouse Beauty ....

Sooooo .. the inspiration for this piece was some scrapbooking paper I had recently purchased'll notice the strips of it on the back spindles ..which led us to the paint color of our favorite colors ..Aqua ....Mmmm so refreshing ! Once Dad Painted it for us ..(He likes to get in on these projects too ..He doesn't necessarily have the creative side but he's good at painting ..) We started it some good old ageing ...for that perfect farmhouse look !

( here's a close up of the inspirations scrapbook paper..don't forget to click on the picts to enlarget them for a better view)

Then came the next step this chair the age and charm us Farm Gals just love ...We were loving it already at this point ..and couldn't wait to put on the extra custom accents ..

( a close-up of the aging )

And ...Here is how our vision came out....!!! Isn't it scrumptious !!!
Abb Made a soft cushion for the seat ...she used an antique embroidered white on white tablecloth for it ... Then she took the remnants of the tablecloth and made two large flouncy bows for each front leg was really the perfect added touch first we thought maybe not ..but once they were on it was really the added soft touch it needed ...

Then we added antique lace skirt to the bottom which we also created from an Antique tablecloth flows beautifully and slightly puddles on the ground for that perfect romantic touch ...

And lastly to the back top of the seat we added a gorgeous scroll style stencil ..which we altered in our own way to give it a wonderful aged and early look....and we trimmed the top back and each of the top rungs in a gourgeous high end braided vintage trim ...

I took several picts of it from different angles and close-ups to share with you all have fun ..looking at them below ...

O.k. so I know you're asking ..where did you put it and why didn't you take picts of it inside ....??? Well we aren't keeping it ...This Custom Farmhouse Romance Love Seat is for Sale ...

Today, We took it down to a Local Antique Shop that a friend of ours owns Lake Elsinore, CA ...Her shop is called Mora's Antiques. She (Vicki) and her Daughter (Jamie) own and run the shop and if you are local be sure to stop in they always have such unique items and you won't find any friendlier shop owners than these two !

So that's what we've been up to this week ...and we just found the cutest cupboard this weekend that we are going to be starting on ..On Monday ...I'll be sure to take picts and share the next one with you too !!


  1. WOW, it turned out gorgeous!!!! you do such beautiful work!!
    have a fun weekend

  2. Sara and Abby what a BEAUTIFUL job. Oh I love it so much! If you to were closer I would be buying up whatever you made...that is one gorgeous piece.


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