12 January 2010

At the foot of my bed...

A couple of years ago I found this darling pink tufted bench at Goodwill for a song... It sat in my booth for a while and, since it remained unsold, I brought it home. At the time I did not know where to put it, as the girls rooms were already full and I had my Great-Aunt's trunk at the end of my bed. Eventually, I moved the trunk somewhere else and placed the bench in front of the footboard ~ I find myself doing than constantly... Moving things from one place to the other, until another "brilliant" idea comes along and things get shuffled again!! ~.

The pink color was just a tad bit deeper than I wanted in my bedroom (where the colors are more muted), so I covered it with a vintage light peach knotted quilt. I then used a darling old victorian crib skirt I bought at an antique show and surrounded the bench (I used a few safety pins to make sure it holds in place). The skirt features a pink lining and this very sheer tan dotted swiss fabric.

I am in the process of sewing a pillow for the bench, but until then I am using a barkcloth covered feather pillow that I made for my porch swing. I found a body-sized feather pillow at Goodwill ( thrift stores are great places to find feather pillows at inexpensive prices!) for a mere few dollars, and used a darling panel of pink Glencourt barkcloth to make a sweet and comfy pillow!

I do love how it all turned out!!! Until I get the next "itch" to start moving things around again...

In fact, just as I was closing this post, I remembered this adorable barkcloth covered trunk I bought at Tarte... It resides in my great room with all the blankets, but I bet it would look sweet right in front of my bed... Honey, come home soon, this trunk is heavy and I need some help carrying it upstairs!


  1. ohhh, I die for that bench. you always find the best stuff! So jealous! :)

    Susan @

  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHH woooooooowwwwwww LOVE IT!! with just a few simple changes it looks like a whole new bench... love the pillow you made too... and the trunk.....I am always moving things around too,, I get bored to have a great week.


  3. So glad you showed this on your blog. I was dying the other day when I came over and saw it in person. You are without a doubt, the queen of buying what you love and finding a use for it later. Love it!


  4. Love, love, love the bench. I love that you put it in front of the bed. And at the Goodwill, how awesome. I am like you, I move things all the time. I think it makes the old things seem new again!

  5. Your bench is just precious and then you go and make it even more adorable with that charming dotted swiss!!!I love it!

  6. I love the new look to that bench, it turned out beautiful. Have fun moving things around. Florence

  7. I love how that looks. Hopw to see you this weekend.

  8. You always make the most gorgeous things! Love both the trunk and your bench. Just dreamy gorgeous!

  9. Oh my goodness...that bench with the pretty cover is splendid!!!

    Prettiness galore!

  10. Isabel - gorgeous! I always buy my feather pillow inserts at the SalArmy :-) hmm - I also have a barkcloth trunk like that and I have also made a long Glen Court pillow like that - we DO seem to like the same things! LOL!

    Wanda in NH

  11. Love the bench....oh and the rain boots from the prior post :)

  12. OOHH Your bench is so dreammyy. I love what you did with it. And the pillow is just perfect too. What a pretty thing to wake up to each morning.
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  13. How inspiring!!It make me want to redux my bedroom!

  14. this bench with its girl-ie skirt is one of the sweetest things I've seen in a long time's got a perfect home with you

  15. Nice blog I enjoyed to read this blog. I don't know why girls are attract towards the pink color? For Girls find many pinkish down pillow, feather pillows, feather bed, down comforter etc.


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