Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Sneak Peak Reveal

Remember this photo from this post?


Here's what it is:



I needed something on my dining room wall. They're hung higher than I would like, but I want to keep little hands off of them as much as possible.

I g**gled dining room decor and found a version of this. I'm not sure how they did theirs. They are probably much fancier than mine, but I did what worked for me. They're 12x12 canvases from Michael's (buy one get one free :oD). I painted the perimeter brown, and then carefully (with a glue stick) adhered them to the canvas. Weighted down for a few hours, they came out looking okay. Now to find something for the other wall....

Shortly after I took the above photos my new benches arrived. They are an early Christmas present from my parents. My Dad made them and I love them!! They have made life so much more simple -- especially for sweeping the perpetually crumb covered floor.

Aren't they lovely!?!

14 comments:

  1. I need not look any further....I've chosen the new color of my dining room.

    And I've always been a fan of benches!

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  2. Your dinning room looks beautiful. I have always thought about getting benches. Hmmmm I am thinking that I need to put that on the wish list and try saving up for some. [o=

    Nice to visit again. Ohhh and your kitchen looks wonderful too!

    Blessings<><
    -Mary

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  3. Love,love,love the benches.
    Your kitchen looks so welcoming and warm.
    Kelly

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  4. Our dining room is a similar colour! Love, love, love the benches!!! Beautiful.

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  5. Gorgeous benches--and wow, that would make crumb sweeping easier--not to mention the dog hair!!

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  6. You're so creative! Those canvases are so cute! At first when I saw that there was nine I thought you might be adding pictures to them or something. BUT they look great! Those benches are awesome! I can imagine that they do make it a lot easier!

    Blessings,
    ~Michlyn

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  7. GREAT room! Love the color, the canvases, and most of all the gorgeous benches!!! :)
    Blessings!

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  8. It looks GREAT! Love those beautiful benches! What a labor of love. Does Maverick help with crumbs? I've joked that one of my biggest regrets was not getting a dog sooner...back when the kids were little and made such a mess on the floor. I sure could have used the cleaning help. =D

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  9. It's funny, just this evening I told my husband again that we needed benches at our table instead of chairs and then I "visit" here and see yours! :) Lovely dining room!

    yes, we need benches..... Sorry just reminding myself of that thought. LOL

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  10. so pretty Deborah! my dad did benches for us last Christmas too! aren't they handy?? love the diningroom....

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  11. How lovely! The canvases are beautiful and the benches are just gorgeous. Love the dining room.

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  12. They ARE lovely. The color of your dining room is lovely too. And so's you're light. Pretty, pretty!

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  13. I have always thought benches and large families go well together.

    Your wall decor is fabulous, very pleasing.

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  14. LOVE your dining room - so warm and inviting... and practical (familiar with the crumb-covered-floor motif...)

    Julie

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