I wrote a post once about my great finds at Ubberhaus in Dublin, Ohio. One item that came home with me was this ugly oak-y bench. $40.
Which looking back seems like a lot, but then I took a gander at this one at Restoration Hardware and now I don't feel so bad ($295 - $455).
Well, oak isn't my thang. Sorry, it's not. When I see oak, I feel the need to pair it with country goose blue and a Longenberger basket and then I want to vomit.
Instead of that drama, I painted it. SW Steamed Milk + some glaze + some stain = a newly fake-French bench.
Perfect for sitting on to tie-up your laces or for young kids to spring themselves into your bed.
Thoughts? This bench or a vomit-filled Longenberger basket?
Someday, after a few stiff drinks and a dose of motivation, I may try to make a linen-padded top like the Restoration Hardware bench. HA HA HA!!!! No, really -- I think about it. Seriously.