Last week when I moved my Dining Room all around and changed everything up, I needed to fill the wall next to the armoire, so I took my garden bench from outside and brought it in. It worked to fill the space, but it wasn’t the exact vision I had in mind.
I had a large piece of barn wood sitting outside waiting on a project. I cut it down to size, and added 4 legs that I cut at a 10 degree angle – I wanted them to be slanted. These legs used to be on our outdoor patio table, so I just cut them down to repurpose them.
Once I got the new bench in place, I decided the gallery wall needed a new look too. I just took things from other rooms and swapped out what was already hanging here. I used the other half of the barn wood that I used for the bench to make the Mercantile sign. I wish we still had Mercantiles. I just want to say “I have to pay a visit to the Mercantile to fetch some flour.” But since Mercantiles are a thing of the past, I’ll just hang a sign in my Dining Room to make me feel better. And feel better, I do.
I also rotated the railroad station bench. It wasn’t working angled in the corner. I like it better this way. For now.
I feel like this room serves as a great….ok maybe not great…..a good example that you can use antiques and vintage pieces to decorate an entire room and it look really classic and timeless. I’m trying to incorporate more color in my decorating. This room has more color than I’ve ever used. I feel so brave. I think I’ll treat myself to lunch today to celebrate my bravery.
Well, I’m off to the store to finish up some shopping for my kids’ costumes, because I’m Mom of the year and don’t have a costume for my daughter yet.