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An Upcycled Bench & Feather Bed Cushion

Happy Tuesday!
I hope you are all having a good start to the week.
Recently I cleaned up  the “toy corner” in my family room
and decided to create  new sitting area.
Before I rushed into buying something NEW
I shopped my home first to see
what I  could re-use.
A dark woven wood Pier 1 settee in the
basement was just waiting for me:).
Two bottles of spray paint later
Sorry for not having a better before shot.
This was actually a very dark brown piece from years ago.
My camera broke right before I started this project so
this was the only shot I could get.
I used a creamish color and lightly sanded the edges. 
  On to the feather bed.
Instead of a cushion I used a huge feather bed.
Really what it is, is a huge custom down pillow I ordered from Calico Corners.
I don’t know about you but…
I like easy sewing.
 I sewed a large knife edge pillow(to my measurements)
with an envelope back.
 I did taper the sides.

 I love the staged photos
 but I thought I would share a few images of real life.
This is MY spot.
In the afternoon it gets the perfect amount of sunlight
I can sneak glimpses of the bay.
Right before my oldest son gets off the bus
and while my little guy takes a snooze,
I like to sit here and take a few moments
for myself,
 with my coffee in one hand 
& if I am lucky
 a decorating magazine in the other.
It refuels me.
Do you have a spot like this in your home,
where you feel peaceful and you can recharge?

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Have a wonderful week,

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  1. What a beautiful spot to relax and unwind! You could not have bought a lovelier piece. How smart to use a big feather pillow as a cushion. I need to remember this! Do you think it would work on a swing?

  2. This little settee now looks amazing. I love the pillows and the addition of the side table/ottoman. You’ve created a very special and soothing space.

    I’m a new follower and will be back often.


  3. This is soooo pretty. gosh, you did a fabulous job.
    I, too, love having a spot to relax with a cup of coffee, a sweet snack and a new, fun magazine.
    Over from Craftberry

  4. I love the light, bright, airiness of this little corner you created! I can see why you love to sit there with your coffee in hand and daydream for a while. 🙂 Beautifully done!

    xoxo laurie

  5. Abaolutely cannot WAIT to see your tutorial on the IKEA barnwood coffee table redo!!! Been searching high and low for one the right look and size and this is perfect.


  6. Such a pretty area…just lovely. The toile pillow on the right is the same fabric of curtain panels I bought recently… I fell in love with the soft blue colors and pattern. It is just beautiful on this piece. Would love to have a couple of these.

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