Finished bench

Well, I have been staring at this bench for sometime now. Do I like it? Yes and no. I keep thinking that it’s missing something. I’ve moved it from the dining room to the entry hall then to my bedroom (you know, so I may ponder over it in bed at night while I’m watching TV).Is it the color…I only painted it five times. One milk paint, three different Annie Sloan paint colors and then a homemade chalk paint because I couldn’t bear the drive back to the store to get the white color.  Is it the fabric…bad photo it is tan and cream ticking. Is it the pillows that I had to make to go with the bench before I could take a picture of it? It could be the areas were I distressed it  (note the arrows) should I paint over those areas? Do they look dirty? Do I feel like making more chalk paint to paint over those areas? The answer to that one is no. I have been walking by it for weeks…taking pillows off, putting pillows on. I made a bolster pillow for the back. My oldest daughter took a nap on it so it’s comfortable. What do you think? I would love to know anyone’s thoughts.

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  1. I like the bench. Maybe just a different larger cushion in a darker beige would work. Try covering it with sheets first so that you can get the color approximate without having to go buy and return cushions until you find a match :)

    • Thanks so much. The cushion came with bench I recovered it in a burlap and than this ticking color. I even made a new cushion for it then went back to this one. I have been laying different fabrics over top and you may see another change. Thank you so much for your comment. :)

  2. Mary Stone says:

    I believe if you have the bench against a background of the same color (nearly same) it becomes “lost” . If the bench has to remain white, perhaps a little stenciling(sp) across the back support and some on the lower rail of it might make it stand out? I also like the above suggestion of a much larger cushion, but one that rest against the back rest.

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