A few years ago, LJ built this wonderful wood bench with a bottom shelf.
I have used it in many a spot around our cottage
and it's seen several colors of paint.
This newest fresh paint finish is a soft neutral with added distress.
Most recently I discovered it was the exact width of
my center bow window in the dining room to fit between the curtains.
Perfect to create a movable window seat.
Since I change the decor up so often,
being able to move it to another spot is perfect for me.
To the top I added a wonderful French hotel graphic
stenciled in a dark charcoal.
I often use this color for stencils as it is a lot less harsh then black
but still looks dark enough.
To the front I stenciled the address of the hotel.
Then comes the fun part of adding a few accents.
To the shelf I added a few of my favorite design books along with
a vintage house mouse my mother created about 30 years ago.
This French box is perfect to hold extra napkins or even a stack of dessert plates.
This large floor bunny stays out year round.
He wears a glossy black ribbon.
You never know where this fellow will be.
I move him around often.
The light weight crocheted throw is perfect for summer and softens the bench a bit.
A little spot to read or watch the rain.
So sorry all these pics are a bit gloomy.
We've had so much rain and overcast for days.
It was even raining while taking these photos.
I like being able to move this bench when needed since I
put a tall Christmas tree in this window for the holidays.
Now this wasn't a big deal, but just a cute little window seat idea.
Maybe you have a bench that would fit perfectly in a window.
With the dining room complete, I'll be looking around for another
room for change!!
See you next time.
Have a wonderful last day of June.