Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Little Hallway Love

As I mentioned in my last post, I've decided to try and make my hallway a little less boring and to spruce it up a bit.   I didn't have much for wood, but happened to find some 2x4's, 1x6, and 1x2's in the shop, so I threw together this bench.

I stained it with dark walnut and then painted it with a creamy white paint.  I wanted to give it a weathered appearance so I removed some of the paint to reveal the stained wood.

Added a canvas pillow and basket for accessories and decided it would look great along the wall with my kids pictures.

I added their initials to their picture groupings to add a bit more interest.  I simply printed off the letters in the font I wanted, traced them onto mdf board and cut them out on the scroll saw.  A quick sanding, some stain and paint and they were ready to hang on the wall. 

I think it looks much better, but I'll let you be the judge!

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  1. Love it & I have my eye on that cushion too!!

  2. Love that you just "threw this together!" Perfect in your hall!

  3. Love the bench and the letters! It looks really great.


  4. Hello Lesa- I LOVE it all! Your bench is amazing and I Love the idea of the letters.
    I can't seem to e-mail you, it keeps coming back to me. I wanted to let you know that I recieved the dishcloth in the mail and I LOVE IT! The colors are awesome. Thank You very much, that was so kind of you. I will treasure it always.

  5. Hi Lesa,

    I love what you have done with your bench and your home-made letters grouped together with your family photo's are a great idea. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.


  6. Lesa - It looks great!! I love it all. You come up with the coolest ideas!

  7. My Goodness, What a wonderful gift you have to take pieces of wood and make a bench -it looks very nice in the hallway with you children's picture -what color are the ways in the hallway?

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