Sunday

Cottage Bench + Link Party

You wanna see some sweet salvage style stuff? 

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com

Of course you do!

Along with me are 8 other bloggers willing to show you their upcycled, repurposed, or trash to treasure projects and then at the bottom link up your projects because we all want to see what you've been creating.

The Bliss Ranch Project - not to be confused since it's October with the Blair Witch
Project - is a vintage headboard I won at an auction for five buckaroonies.

Here it is in dusty glory. 

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com

It came with a foot board and this other spindley playpen like thing, so if you divide that $5.00 by three I guess I paid $1.666666666 for the headboard.

The devil made me do it.

I've had my eye on a headboard redo for several years, or how ever long it's been since Angie from Knick of Time and Gail from My Repurposed Life have been making them.

Now here I am in this little get together with those very gals.  I must of rubbed my lucky rabbits foot.

But unlike Gail and Angie I don't sell my stuff, which means that I have to find a spot for stuff I make.

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com
Mud Room bench BEFORE

Don't you be laughing when you look at my mudroom bench.

No it didn't start out as part of a restaurant booth, but I am well aware that is what it looks like.

Can I take your order?  Pie and coffee?

Don't lie, I know you thought that too.

It was one of those visions that didn't work out the way I saw it in my head, then that's how it stayed.... for 8 years.

One day I walked by and thought, "Bliss, do you suppose that headboard frame would fit right on that bench thing like a glove?".

What were the odds?

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com

It fit.

In the blink of an eye Brawn had removed the foam and back black restaurant leather, so I got to work too.

First I painted the background with Maison Blanche Wrought Iron, a great black for letters.

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com

If you read my blog you know all about Old Albert and how he sold us part of his farm.

Albert had no family in the way of wife or kids, so occasionally I evoke his name to pay tribute to him.

He is famous in my dining room with his name on chairs.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the letters, and I had some trouble with the vinyl sticking and pulling paint off in places.  But that worked out in a good way, there are areas of black and areas of wood in the lettering and I like it.

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I painted the whole thing with Maison Blanche white and gave it a coat of their dark wax for a natural earthy look.  

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com

Wax on wax off, buff and put that headboard in place.

Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com

Make sure you stop in at all the other blogs and see the projects they created.Salvage Style Alberts Bench Bliss-Ranch.com
Click the names to be transported, but don't forget to link up your project first.
BlissAngieGailBecky, Betsy,   Marianne,   CarleneMindiPauline

We want to see what YOU have salvaged, repurposed, upcycled, rescued, or created.
Link up below and all 9 bloggers will see your project on each blog.  
We will be pinning our favorites to the Salvage Style Pinterest board.

Also, special thanks to Kerryanne from Woodberry Designs for making the Salvage Style Logo for us.
Linking Albert up at:
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31 comments :

  1. Awesome! I had a feeling this was yours...I'm getting better. Love what you did here.

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  2. Great save on the old project! I love it!

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  3. I LOVE it when things magically work out like your headboard and bench! Beautiful job Bliss on the headboard.
    Can't wait to see what you do with the other pieces. :)

    gail

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  4. BEEEEEEAUTEEEEFUL!! You never cease to amaze me!!!!

    -andi

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  5. Bliss, That is perfect, and I love the lettering. It's so awesome when things just fit like it was meant to be all along. Great job! :)

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  6. How cool is this? It's amazing how it fit perfectly...meant to be, I guess! Turned out beautifully!

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  7. I love it Bliss--you picked the perfect transfer!

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  8. Amazing that fit so perfectly Bliss!! Of course I love it! The finish and lettering is just awesome...like you. :)

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  9. What are the odds indeed! That headboard was made to be put to use like that. Great job on the lettering too. You really have pulled off the look, and no one will think they walked into a diner anymore.

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  10. That was pure genius to add the headboard to that bench, Bliss, and it looks incredible! I actually have a nearly identical headboard. I painted it white, then failed to ever do anything else with it. I couldn't decide if I wanted to use it as a headboard, or do something else. Now, I know I need a bench for it!

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  11. I can't believe how perfectly it fits! I love it. I'm intrigued by your triangular wall divider thing . . .

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  12. Old Albert would be so flattered! It looks great.

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  13. SO much better! Albert would approve!

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  14. Great transformation of your entry bench! And it's a perfect fit, too!

    I read your 50 answers and I like the way you think. :)

    Vickie

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  15. I can't believe it fit so perfectly! Beautiful paint job.

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  16. I couldn't love it more, B. :)

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  17. LOVE it Bliss! Perfect fit is right :)

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  18. Your headboard turned bench looks so cute! I love the stencil you added to it.

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  19. Fancy, Fancy. Very nice job!

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  20. It's lovely -- thank you for showing us how you did it! I'm your newest follower!

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  21. Oh my GOSH. This ain't junk! This is magic! And you KNOW I'm loving the sign touch... well done! Does a sit come with coffee? I take cream and sugar please...

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  22. Lovin' the new/old look for the bench!

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  23. Love love love benches and your is amazing! I am shocked how perfect it fits in the space. Well done girl!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  24. That is AWESOME, Bliss! I was so happy Feedburner decided to deliver a post from you -- think i have some catching up to do!
    xo Heidi

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  25. WOW Bliss this turned out fantastic!!!

    Cindy

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  26. Dang it! I was just trying to figure out what kind of pie I wanted to order! Seriously, LOVE your new bench! (not that I am at all mocking your old one...check please!) xoxo

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  27. Love it to pieces Bliss! It turned out perfect.

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  28. Oh my goodness! Love it! :)
    Debbie

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  29. Okay, so I really LIKED your restaurant booth mud room bench, but now I'm LOVIN your new Albert inspired headboard mud room bench!! What an amazing collection of salvaged treasures. Off to check out more ;D

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  30. For some reason your pictures won't load on this post but I think it's in a recent post, it's pretty amazing too and I missed a party !

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