A while ago, I posted about one of my recent antique shopping trips, and I asked you to guess which “treasure” came home with me. Do you remember that? I didn’t mean to leave you hanging for so long, but you know how one thing leads to another when you start a project.
Well here is the little treasure that I brought home.
It even had a big, red bow on it waiting to go home with someone for Christmas. But no takers. It was still waiting for me in February. I know, you are probably think…ewww honey-gold?
At the time, I wasn’t looking to change up my foyer but I fell in love with the unique style of the bench and the spool-style legs and back, and didn’t think I would ever come across another one…you know how that get’s you every time you’re at an antique store. Plus, I got the dealer down to $125….I think that was a good deal??? What do you think?
Yes, the color was hideous but after many cans of spray paint, I am very happy with how it turned out.
(I probably included too many pictures, but I have hard time editing out pictures)
The two cream and blue block-printed pillows I made from napkins that I purchased from World Market for $4.99 each. I am crazy about block printed fabrics and they are usually very expensive so anytime I can get my hands on some at a decent price (even napkins!), I snatch them up. I backed them in a cream linen fabric that I already had on hand.
I also made the ikat pillow out of a fabric remnant, I believe it is from Kravet, but it has been discontinued. The gingham pillow is from Ballard’s and the seagrass stool is from Target from a few years ago. The floor lamp is from Circa Lighting.
I wanted to mix the block print fabric and the ikat (1 trendy fabric…wink, wink) with the other elements to keep the look from becoming too “sweet”.
I also gave the walls above the planking a fresh coat of paint and went with BM Indian White, a soft, creamy yellow. I’ve been wanting to paint my foyer a different color from the rest of the house for some time, and I’m so glad I did. Funny how a quart of paint can help make a space feel new again.
I’m laying off the “treasure hunting” for a while…too many good things out there!