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Thursday, March 29, 2012

white garden bench…

yesterday was my bday, and I asked my husband to build me a garden bench. I painted the new bench white, and made cushion for it today.  I recycled 2 old pillow cases and an old outdoor cushion.  (I just slid the pillow cases right over the old cushion).
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about 10 years ago, he built this same design, but, when we sold the house, we left it behind with a friend.  here is a pic of that bench.
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I added my bday roses and caspia (blue filler) to a ball jar and sat it on an oval mirror, as a tray.
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thanks for looking:)

27 comments:

  1. What a sweet husband to build that for you.Looks great with those roses too.
    Anne

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  2. Love that white bench, what a beauty - great cushion cover, too! Happy birthday yesterday, hope it was fun! Hugs ~ Mary

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  3. Happy belated birthday!! Your new birthday bench is lovely with it's little floral cushion. Even your dog approves!

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  4. Oh I have got to try that....I have an anniversary coming in about 5 months...maybe by then I could coax him into it!! I think it is gorgeous!

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  5. Happy Birthday, and what a fabulous bench your husband made for you.
    Mary Alice

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  6. Happy Birthday! Love that sweet bench and your flowers are gorgeous!!

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  7. You and your husband make a great team! I don't suppose you'd rent him out...
    Happy birthday, Lynn! I hope you're still celebrating.
    -Revi

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  8. Gorgeous! What a sweet man to build you one like you left behind! Be sure to hang those roses upside down and dry them...They will look so pretty in your shabby house! Happy birthday!

    Carol

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  9. Happy Birthday Lynn and many, many more!!!! What a cute bench (looks like Bailey is giving it a thorough inspection). How clever to use pillowcases to cover an old cushion..that and your roses are perfect touches!! :o)

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  10. Happy {late} Birthday Lynn! Hope you had a nice day! What a sweet husband you have to build you such a charming little bench for your birthday. It's got such great style--I especially love the shape of the back!

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  11. Belated birthday wishes Lynn. What a great husband you have. I have a fixer-upper, and he's ever so handy, but he couldn't make something as pretty as that. What a great birthday present !

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday Lynn! I hope the celebration continues all week!
    The bench is fabulous - I really love the shabby look of that pad on the white! You have such a wonderful talent to make new look aged!

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  13. Happy birthday - we both have March b-days! Love the bench - great gift!

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  14. EEEK...You have outdone yourself. That bench is gorgeous! And I hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  15. Found your blog via Just Paint It White- HAPPY BIRTHDAY and enjoy your lovely bench.

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  16. Happy Birthday Lynn! What a present..I am showing my hubby this and asking for it for my birthday! It is perfection and I know just where I will put it. He did a great job and you did a great job decorating it, love the slip cover out of pillow cases!

    Kindredly, Lynnie

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  17. I love benches and yours is beautiful!

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  18. What a lovely bench and such a lovely birthday present for you!

    :)

    Linda

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  19. Hello
    white garden bench…
    Thanks for posting! I really like what you've acquired here; You should keep it up forever! Best of luck
    Thank you!

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  20. I love that bench. It must be very special to have your hubby make a special gift like this for you. I love the way you accessorized it.

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  21. Wow, Lynn, wow! You have such a beautiful touch with everything! (you need to visit me and sprinkle your magic around ;)

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  22. Gorgeous Lynn we are lucky to have men with building skills!! I just love this bench , so perfect for you shabby chic style!! My hubby just built me a craft table .. I know you would love it! Xx happy belated birthday!!

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  23. Hi Lynn, Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you enjoyed your day!!! (= What a BEAUTIFUL bench and cute pic of the puppy too!!! (= Looks like your enjoying some sunshine!!!

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday! Another great piece made by your hubby. He is very handy. I'm now following on GFC and Linky followers.

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday Lynn! Love the cute benches.
    It's great when you husband is handy with tools.
    Mine builds wooden toys. You can see his collection here.Lavenderridge.blogspot.com
    my other blog.

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  26. Oh my...I love your garden bench Lynn. Must pin this! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  27. Perfect! Love it and love your whole shabby style. How creative you and your husband are.

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