Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ABC bench

I actually finished this project a few weeks ago, but the only time I think about taking pictures is when Lil D is sleeping...I finally remembered today to snap a few shots after his "non-nap nap".

I saw THIS great idea over at Evangeline's Vine.
I was so excited, as I had been looking for something to do with the little bench I bought for Lil D's room. I had a couple different fonts of chipboard on hand, which actually ended up working better (and was a "free" project). I was able to do the whole alphabet, straight through.  The letters are standing up right and on their side, so they would fill the whole space!

I had already painted the bench white...so I used spray paint to spray it again and to get the letters. I ended up having to use a paint brush and white paint to get in all the nooks and crannies...then sprayed one last time so everything was even and shiny and pretty.

I found this cute alphabet fabric at Pine Needles and loved that the colors are his room colors, only muted.

I wish I could spell the word "bench" like he says it...it's SO cute.  He loves his little bench and points out any bench we see out and about..."like my bench"

I had lots of fabric so I made 2 more pillows...

For his window seat!

It may not serve much of a purpose...but it fills the last blank wall in his room which makes me happy!  and when he sits on it...he's happy...win win!

PS...with all the projects I have been working on...I have drug Lil D to Joanns one too many times this past week.  I call it the "craft store"...he must not hear me clear...he calls it the "crappy store" (my husband fully agrees)...whenever we pull in..."we go crappy store mom?".  Yep, Lil D...we go crappy store!


Unguren said...

That turned out really cute.

I love that he calls it the crappy store. My kids call Old Navy "Old Lady" silly kids.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a great bench for the little one's room. Makes me wish mine were little again, and great fabric for the pillow. Jackie

Jamie said...

I love it!! Hannah has called it the Crap store before, so funny!!

Sarah said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! I've always loved that chair that Roeshel made...its so cool how you took that and ran with it. Love the alphabet pillows too:)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I completely love it, and I love it even more with the addition of the pillows! Great job.

Jane said...

What a cute bench! I too was very inspired by that EV chair. Haven't done anything yet, but very inspired! LOL I so need a trip to the "crappy store." LOL

Its So Very Cheri said...

I would love to have you do a guest blog doing a tutorial on how you made the bracelet watch--what do you think?

What fonts did you use for each letter on the bench?

I just bought a headboard today--yah I know I'm out of town but I couldn't pass it up --$3 for the head board and foot board, in great condition and I am going to make it into a bench.


Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love that bench and the pillows togther. So cute. I really like it when kids furniture and accessories look sophisticated and fun...not over the top. Nice job!

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