After moving in, I quickly discovered that my old stuff didn't quite fill the space of the new home, or fit in as well. A different floor plan changed the use of some items, like my mudroom bench. We simply have no use for it anywhere in our home.
So we decided to use it at the kitchen table which is a more informal space now that we have a formal dining room. The bold turquoise design worked fabulous as an accent piece in our old home but just stood out like a sore thumb in our new space. The bench needed some work anyways. Too many winters as a sitting area for snowy/muddy boots took a toll on the paint and the fabric.
Gave it a fresh coat of white paint with a little less distressing than before. And I've learned my lesson, this time the bench received a very generous layering of sealer. New duck cloth coated with Scotch Guard and our mudroom bench is transformed into a subtle breakfast nook seat. A subtle transformation.
Curing in the hall.
And this is where our decorating vision is at a mash-up. I am trying to expand upon a "farmhouse" look and my husband wants a smart home. Here we have Wall-E, our robot vacuum, parked next to our farmhouse table and bench. I gotta admit, I LOVE that little machine. I can't believe how hard it works while I sleep. Broom? Nah.
Its a tested and approved seating spot for the kids and their friends. Easily seats three growing bodies. Still a keeper!