Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Living Room Entrance: New Bench and Coat Rack

Remember when I stenciled a wall in our front living room? You have have remembered that it looked a little odd with nothing against that wall. It kept bothering me so I finally did something about it! And if you read this title you know what I did with it. Here is my beautiful coat rack / bench:
Coat Rack and Bench against Stenciled Wall

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I bought this coat rack/bench thing at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It was on clearance for $100 and we had a 20% off coupon which made it $80. Plus, we used in store credits that we still have left over from our wedding!! Yes, it came in a box.
bed bath and beyond bench box 
It was an adventure putting it together, but it was actually fun. Somehow I ended up working with the thing laying on top of me while trying to read the directions upside down and laughing hysterically. Yes, as I said, it was an adventure! :) We made a good team.

Here's what our lonely wall looked like before in case you forgot:

And after...
Metallic Paint Stenciled Wall Cutting Edge Stencils 
Such an improvement, right? We had to say good-bye to Francis (the snowman) though now that it's March! (Even though we are getting way more snow now than we did around Christmas time. In fact, I even have a snow day right now! Go figure.)

New blog news - I added Comment Luv through IntenseDebate to my blog! Let me know if you like the change or not. I figure it will make it easy for me to check out the rest of your awesome posts! (Update: not sure what I think about this...if you are on my main page it says this post has 0 comments, which is not true. Anyone know how to fix it? Anyone use something else for comments that I could try out?) Update #2: I got rid of IntenseDebate and entered the comments that were left on this post manually (I didn't want to lose those, so that's why the dates are off). Not worth it. I liked it somewhat especially the Comment Luv but didn't like seeing that I had 0 comments!!


  1. I think I want to come over to put my coat on you rnew totally cool looking hanger upper thingy. I like that you went with this style rather than a gigantic piece so that it doesn't block your fab stencil job! Love it! Plus that's gotta be way handier than tossing stuff on that ottoman.

    boom. lovin it.


    1. I would love for you to come over and hang your coat up! :) Anytime Meaghan. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

  2. I love the stenciled wall!! Looks great....I am getting the courage to attempt a stencil on my Mom's Space wall...I think it would look awesome but like I said...I'm building courage :)
    ~K www.ourlittlehome98208.com

    1. It took me a while to build the courage to do it as well! It was easier than I thought it would be though, just time consuming. Here's my post about when I stenciled it if that would help at all - http://breezypinkdaisies.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-stenciled-wall-harlequin-trellis.html.

      Do it! You won't regret it. I'd love to see your mom's wall when you finish so please share! :)

  3. Love it! And I love that pattern on your wall as well!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

    1. Thanks so much Jenna! :) Glad you stopped by and so glad I discovered your awesome blog today!

  4. Your coat wrack looks very cute against your newly stenciled wall. I love how it has a place for thing, with the cute little baskets.

  5. I'm glad you changed the comments back. I couldn't leave a comment while I was on my work computer. Anyway, I love the new bench/coat rack! It looks really good on your stenciled wall!

  6. This looks great! Come stencil my wall?? :)


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