Wednesday, January 9, 2013

When is a Piano Bench More than Just a Piano Bench?

I absolutely love the whole idea of using a piece of furniture in an unusual or unexpected way.  I know that the repurposing concept isn't new.  In fact, my grandma was turning floor lamp bases into vanity stools long before the word "repurposing" was chic!  I like to think that I inherited some of her furniture rehab intuition. 
Anyhow, I saw this simple but well-made, sturdy vintage piano bench at a thrift store last week and considered the possibilities.
If it was jazzed up with some paint and a Frenchy chic stenciled design, it could leave it's one simple state of a place to sit in front of a piano, to a focal point below a window, or at the foot of a bed.  Maybe it could even sit beside a pretty slipper tub as a place for candles and a good book.
So, I painted her up in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and Old White and layered a lovely stencil design on top.  I then distressed the edges and finished her off with Annie's clear and dark waxes.
She's in my space at the shop now and I am hoping that someone comes along and shares my vision for how a piano bench can be so much more than just a piano bench.
Thank you so much for your sweet visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
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