Wednesday, March 18, 2009

French Country Bench Made By You Know Who

Hey Girlfriends, I thought that today would be a great day to show you the French Country Bench Blue Eyed Husband made for me years ago.

He made it for me for a Christmas gift, when we lived in our old house

It is specifically ten feet long to fit the eight foot kitchen table he made.

Of course it's one of my favorite things, and I love it. I saw it in a magazine for $2,000. I think that one was like 4 feet. Anyway, I painted it a bright yellow that I had around the house, (I think I started with some country red and thought it was too dark ), and then rubbed stain over that to quiet it down a bit. I am such a slob when it comes to painting. It's a good thing I like the "worn" look.
Or maybe I like the "worn" look because I'm such a paint slob. Hmmmm...

The "fancy" part are appliques we got at Home Depot. Hope you enjoyed it.

Hugs from Maine

21 comments:

Nicoleigh said...

What a good looking bench. I'm sure it's much sturdier than the $2000 one in the magazine.
Have a great day!

Momovthree said...

What a gorgeous bench! And even more special because it was hand made. I think the paint job is fab as well.
~Michelle

Susan said...

That is sooo pretty! Love it! Lucky girl, you have a very talented husband!

Barb said...

I love it and I want it,please ship soon (kidding). Wow you are lucky to have this....Barb

Woolysheep said...

I am so jealous. That bench is just gorgeous. You are so lucky to have such a handy and talented husband. Does he make furniture for a living or is this a hobby?

Juli said...

Oh I so love the bench. My dad is the handy one but unfortunately he lives several states away. Hubs tries his hand every so often and does a good job but I don't know that I can convince him to do something like that. You are so lucky.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow, the bench your husband made is gorgeous! It's amazing! :) I love the paint job on it, too, and how it looks with the cute pillows you put on it! :)

Have a great day! :)

B. J. Brooks said...

I love your home and all the beautiful creations throughout. My blue eyed husband doesn't have a mechanical bone in him, but has so many special qualities that I love him bunches.

If this house is up for sale, where to next?

I know where ever that is you will make that house into a HOME too.

Houses in Florida seem much smaller and definitely do not have such high ceilings.

Love your Blog....

B.J. Brooks
(Robinson)

Tami said...

Oh my gosh!!! How beautiful, so love it!

Have a great day!
Hugs~T

the7daggetts said...

Wow. That's awesome. What a good carpenter your husband is! I want my husband to make a end table for me. Hopefully he'll be as good at it as your man. :)

Pam said...

BEH is quite a wonderful craftsman. Your bench is gorgeous!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful bench!!! Again, the jealousy is growing!!! Thanks for your prayers!

Miss Jen said...

Oh.... I LOVE beautiful benches and yours is just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. ;)

Many Blessings~Miss Jen

Madeline said...

Blue eyed hubby is a fantastic bench maker. It is gorgeous! lucky girl... :) Madeline

RunTX said...

That bench looks really expensive

Robynn's Ravings said...

You are married to an amazing man. THAT is gorgeous!!!!!!!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Lisa,
I think that is one gorgeous bench!!! Tell your dh he did a super great job!!and thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Tracey said...

I love the bench and the fancy details.. you lucky to have a husband so handy. I like the size and the color.Great work, blue-eyed husband!

Shannon said...

That is absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous piece.

jen said...

I am in love with your bench!! How gorgeous!!

I'm a total paint slob too!! I hate painting...hate it's guts!!

Jen

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! That is absolutely beautiful! I love it!!!!