Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.




Friday, February 26, 2010

It All Started With A Piano Bench






My friend Nancy has some kind of internal radar for finding interesting things left out for trash pick up. A few weeks back, she spotted a beat up, but structurally sound, piano bench while we were out walking the dogs. She didn't need it, but I had a vision for it.

I took it home and spray-painted it white.  I've had no decorations out on the porch since Christmas, so I assembled the vignette you see here.  I spent no money.  The baskets were thrift shopped.  The little blackboard says, "There's No Place Like Home." 

I've been fascinated with the labeling I've seen a lot of my block girls doing and took a stab at it with my "Deliveries" tag.  I get a lot of things, like old books and items from catalogs, by mail. The basket is for my  mailman to leave my parcels in.  The old-fasshioned font was downloaded from a free website and printed out on cardstock. 

I had a lot of fun with this.

I'm participating in Show and Tell Friday
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8 comments:

By Grace said...

Oh...I love your porch! What a great idea. I am hoping you will remember me from my old blog "Lady of the House".I moved to A lovely thought.I just had to find you again, friend!

Jeannine said...

This a great use for a piece of roadside "trash". I suppose you won't cry if the weather gets it! It looks great and the idea of a basket for deliveries is great. Thanks for sharing

Debra said...

So nice! And it blows my mind that it's on your porch right now (that *is* your porch, isn't it?). We are so covered with snow right now.... sigh... and I can't imagine anything like that being outside--I so wish I could do that right now, though! Anyway, I found a bench like that at a yard sale last summer for $1. I'm going to paint it white and leave it up in our middle sage-green room upstairs. Great job on yours! Blessings, Debra

Victoria said...

Oh I love it, you did a great job! I also re-did a piano bench that we got for free, I turned it into a little coffee table. Take a look at it on my blog when you have time and thank you for sharing yours!!!

Denise Marie said...

very sweet. I gotta spruce up my porch a bit.

Dayle said...

Pure delightful.

afistfullofweeds* said...

Oh PHOOY!! I gave my aunt my piano bench! Wish I'd kept it!!
Rhonda

Alex M said...

Yet another good reason to walk the dog every night!