Oak No More!

I wrote a post once about my great finds at Ubberhaus in Dublin, Ohio.  One item that came home with me was this ugly oak-y bench.  $40.  

  

Which looking back seems like a lot, but then I took a gander at this one at Restoration Hardware and now I don’t feel so bad ($295 – $455).  

 

Well, oak isn’t my thang.  Sorry, it’s not.  When I see oak, I feel the need to pair it with country goose blue and a Longenberger basket and then I want to vomit.

Instead of that drama, I painted it.  SW Steamed Milk + some glaze + some stain  = a newly fake-French bench.

Perfect for sitting on to tie-up your laces or for young kids to spring themselves into your bed.  

Thoughts?  This bench or a vomit-filled Longenberger basket?

Someday, after a few stiff drinks and a dose of motivation, I may try to make a linen-padded top like the Restoration Hardware bench.  HA HA HA!!!! No, really — I think about it.  Seriously.

Linking up to: Chic on a Shoestring, The Shabby Nest,  Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, and Just a Girl.

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9 Responses to Oak No More!

  1. Sally says:

    So pretty! When do you find time to do these projects? I know that your Sunday mornings are full with bootcamp workouts… :)

  2. beautiful! now…can you do that to my entertainment center?!?!?! You are so creative!

  3. Robin says:

    I have the same problem with oak! I have a dinning room table I keep trying to talk my hubby into letting my paint. So far it’s a no go! bummer!

    Your bench looks perfect painted up so pretty. Great job.

  4. Beth says:

    surprised you haven’t thrown up at my house yet :)

  5. angie says:

    wow! you did such a nice job with that! what a huge difference!

  6. Loulou says:

    Thanks for linking up… This piece is adorable!

  7. Des says:

    Your bench turned out great…..amazing what a little paint can do! Love it……
    ~Des

  8. Rita says:

    The new bench is … no I won’t say it and make you vomit. It looks great! Very chic photography too …

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