8/27/09

A Bench re-do for the Rooster Party and DIY!


Today starts the big anticipated Rooster party at Bella Vista! It's also DIY at Kimba's A Soft Place to Land. I decided to combine these two since my rooster collection is a little on the small side and it all started with a bench re-do! My first rooster is an apothecary jar that I purchased this summer for a mere $7.00. I filled it with some wooden eggs and wooden baby chick and tied a red ribbon around it's neck. My MIL made me the lovely table runner from scraps of fabric.

She is a very talented quilted and I love that she just used what I had left from my pillows and bench cushion to fashion this lovely runner for me!








Another view! I just love this table runner and use it often.
My bench re-do was inspired by one I saw on RMS. I have had this bench forever and decided it needed a new look or it would have to be relegated to this storage bin.





I primed it first and then painted two coats of Behrs Cottage White paint to give it a new lease. I found the rooster fabric on E-Bay and ordered 1 yard. I think it was $10.00 for that yard and since it is a better quality upholstery fabric that seemed like a good deal to me. I made a cushion and two pillows with that yard of fabric and my MIL used the scraps for the table runner!







Hubby painted the old shelf for me and I added the rooster plate and my one and only wooden rooster to the mix!






An here you have, my rooster corner! I attempted to stencil a rooster onto the bench. Don't laugh too much now. He was a freebie and in order to use him I had to delete his legs! Now for some real rooster collections go visit Barb and don't forget the DIY party at Kimba's! Thanks for all the birthday wishes you sent my way! I will try to get back to each and every one of you too. Cindy








71 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the Rooster party! I absolutely LOVE your rooster bench. The cushion and pillows are just too CUTE!! What a great job! Have fun at the party.

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  2. Oh, I love the tablerunner, what a wonderful gift from your MIL. The baby chick inside with the eggs is so perfect. The shelf with the rooster and the plates is also so pretty and just really sets off the wonderful bench with the beautiful rooster fabric. I also really like the stencil. I think it is perfect. What a great look you have created. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Your bench is so cute!! I love the rooster painted on it and the fabric is gorgeous!! Your MIL did a great job on the runner!!

    You have some cute roosters. The framed one on the right side of the shelf is darling!!

    I'll have to remember the DIY event, though I doubt I will ever have anything! lol!! Now if they had a Find Someone To Do It event, I'd join!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  4. Hi Cindy, your bench turned out so sweet. That fabric is great. And the little feathered family is so cute!
    Dawn

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  5. Hello! What a beautiful table runner! I see that it was made with alot of love:) The bench looks wonderful too. I love that cottage white paint. I use it often. :)
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  6. Hi Cindy,
    What a pretty rooster jar. Your tablerunner is just gorgeous. What a sweet MIL you have to make it for you. The bench is beautiful with the new rooster fabric. I didn't even notice the roosters legs were missing. He's beautiful.Hugs, Loretta

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  7. Cindy, your little bench is to die for! I've always loved that frenchy fabric. Beautiful!

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  8. Oh, I'm absolutely loving your Roosters. That table runner is so nice. How nice of your MIL to make it for you. All your pillows are so nice. Love your little Rooster bench, and plates and free standing yard birds. Isn't this the most fun?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Hi there! I wandered in from ASPTL. Your bench looks great! C'mon over and check out my blog, it's full of fun before & afters. :)

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  10. Oh My Dear friend...as always you out did yourself with this post...Girl I love that bench and your table runner...Ooooh I just loved it all...I hope you have been having a wonderful summer my friend...Been hot here again this week but know by Oct that will all chage and I'll be whining about how cold I am...does it ever stop ha ha!! May you have a wonderful weekend my dear Cindy...Oh and girl I seen Chari send you that picture of Michael like she did me and I almost died laughing at that one ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  11. Hi Cindy !
    Nice job with that great bench ! At least you know that rooster won't be running anywhere ! Just kidding - I wouldn't have noticed if you didn't point it out...silly girl ! I adore the fabric !! Love your table runner and I appreciate quilters as I quilt myself - takes a whole bunch of time !
    Hugs ~ KAMMY

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  12. Hi Cindy, your apothecary jar is delightful and the bench......oh, oh, I love it!!!!! The pillows....well everything! It is all just lovely.

    Thanks so much for joining us for this day...so nice to have you!

    Barb

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  13. You have a nice rooster display started. I love the square rooster plate on the shelf.

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  14. Cindy, what a cute and comfortable looking bench that you re-did! I love the vignette above and the wooden rooster and plate. I didn't even notice your stenciled rooster didn't have legs until you said so.... Thought he was just roosting... like a chicken does! LOL Love the fabric that you got online. It was a nice accent in the runner that your MIL made for you. How very sweet of her.
    :-) Sue

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  15. Hi Cindy, I love your rooster runner and the apothacary jar is darling with that cutie snuggled down in there. What a great makeover on the bench. Love, love, love the rooster fabric... What a fun corner...hugs ~lynne~

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  16. HOW DID I MISS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!
    Happy Birthday Dear Friend!! I am so sorry my wishes are late!
    LOVE the rooster corner! I think you did a great job. But I do love the runner your MIL made for you.
    I have to laugh. I was on your blog the other day and Justin walked in and saw the picture of your daughter and said "WHOA! who is THAT?"
    I asked him if he wants to move to WIsconsin :)
    He said sure!
    There may be hope yet Girl!!!!
    Happy Day!!!
    Karen

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  17. Stopping by to look from the rooster party....the bench is too cute...

    Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog

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  18. Cindy, your bench is wonderful! I love that legless rooster...so cute! The tablerunner and bench cushion are just gorgeous...what a nice MIL you have! And the cloche...perfect! Your pretty rooster plate and wooden rooster are all so nice...it makes a wonderful rooster look in your home! I'm also interested in the DIY event...haven't heard of it, but sounds interesting! Mary

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  19. Loved your "rooster corner". The bench is wonderful... I am totally on the hunt for a bench like that for my entry way. I love how you have fixed it! Hugs! P.S. Anymore bears in your yard!? :)!

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  20. Cindy, your bench turned out so cute - love the way you put all that fabric together. I have seen that fabric - it comes in different backgrounds - and now I'm regretting not buying any - love it! Your MIL did a beautiful job on the quilted runner - she really has the touch! Linda

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  21. I love the bench cushions and pillows. That is a great fabric choice!

    Happy Rooster Party!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  22. Good morning Cindy! No wonder your hubby is so talented, it runs in the family! I love the runner your MIL sewed for you and the bench is so cute. Hope you had a nice birthday! Was it the 25th? If it is, you have the same bday as my grandson....Christine

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  23. Hi Cindy,
    I love all your toile! The table runner is so sweet. Great job on the bench and the cushions are just too cute! Happy Rooster Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  24. Oh that bench is just precious.. love the roosters, those pillow look so inviting!

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  25. BLOND COMMENT: (yes, yes I am)

    So you need a rooster collection of participate in the Rooster Party.

    Hey girl, I love that bench, to die for! I've been reading about the "Rooster Party" everywhere. You ladies have a blast today. I am more of a bears and bunnies gal but I enjoyed eyeballing the roosters. Enjoy!!!

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  26. I love that bench...and the jar & runner...great roosters!

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  27. Stopping by from DIY. Your rooster bench looks so comfy with those great pillows. I need to get some roosters, I think! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Hi Cindy,
    Just loved all of your roosters, and what a great job you did on the bench, the cushion and pillows are beautiful too. I am having so much fun looking at everyones roosters. have a great week end.
    Sue

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  29. I love the table runner. I Want the material -- gosh, I am a sewer from way back (and originally midwestern) and what you did with the material is fantastic. I love it. The bench is unique and perfect. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Janet

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  30. Morning friend....I am loving this rooster party! Everything is so pretty and I love that bench and how you have the little corner set up...hope you have a great weekend!

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  31. I love your rooster bench. What a great idea, I saw a bench like this a few months ago at goodwill. It was avocado green...now I know how cute it could have been....thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.

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  32. Hi Cindy! I love the bench you redone, with the beautiful rooster fabric.. but my favorite sight to see here is the quilted table runner your MIL made for you. She did a beautiful and inspiring job on it! Have fun today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

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  33. Hi Cindy! Applewood Cottage is beautiful and I love your bench. You did a wonderful job with the pillows and cushion. The fabric was well worth the ten dollars you paid! What a terrific table runner. Have a great day.

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  34. Love the bench!!!!! Adore the runner! I need one of those! Great idea! With the jar and eggs.

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  35. Love the bench and the rooster material you made your cushions with is just adorable.

    Irma :)

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  36. That cushion fabric is so pretty. Makes me think of France.

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  37. I love your rooster corner. I may have to borrow the idea ;0)

    I have this plain wood chair in my kitchen that now I'm thinking would look sweet painted and with a cushion similar to the one you did.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy Rooster Day.

    Sandra

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  38. I just love that table runner and what you did with the bench. Beautiful job. That apothecary jar is adorable.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  39. Hi Cindy. Your bench is terrific, such a cozy little spot to land!! Love the fabric you chose & those pillows are adorable! The runner your MIL made is beautiful. I love your pretty apothecary jar!

    Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  40. Hi Cindy,

    I love everything about your bench - from the cushion, the pillows and even your stenciled rooster! I recently bought a bench when I went thrifting and you have just given me a great idea! Thanks!

    ~ Tracy

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  41. That looks great!!! I think you did a wonderful job on your rooster..it looks fine to me!
    I love that bench!
    How are my apples doing??

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  42. Stopping by from the Rooster party.....and I think your "rooster corner" is so cute! The bench redo is just lovely....makes me want to get busy and finish a few projects around here!
    Elaine :)

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  43. Cindy, that bench looks so great, and I love the fabrics on your pillows. How wonderful that your m-i-l made the table runner to match (I love the combination of fabrics on the runner. Your apothecary jar is so pretty and what a deal! Love that it has a rooster painted on it. laurie

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  44. Hi, Cindy,
    I'm just now getting to look at all the roosters.
    I was just going to say how much I loved the stencil! :) Cute bench redo.
    D

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  45. I love it all! Your bench is just the perfect piece! Such cute cushions too!
    The rinner is wonderful and such a treasure from your MIL.
    I so enjoyed visting and *meeting* you!
    Love,
    Sue

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  46. I love the rooster runner, it´s so nice.
    Saludos,
    Charo

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  47. Great fabric on the bench. Love it.

    Juls

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  48. Great job on your rooster corner, I love the fabric you used!

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  49. The storage bin???
    For that beautiful bench?
    I think NOT!
    I love your rooster corner!

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  50. Cindy...that little bench is so darned cute! I would not noticed your Roosters legs missing until you told me...and then I laughed!
    No I didn't! I'm just teasing you!

    I never do that sort of thing any more...but..I think about it. Does that count? :)
    You made your own bench pad? Hmmm...I need one..wonder if I could do it!

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  51. Lots of great roosters! Love the bench!

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  52. Hello Cindy,
    This is my first post at your lovely blog. You have some gorgeous roosters and a beautiful home. I love the bench.
    Susie

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  53. Hi, I just had to stop by to leave you a comment to say what a wonderful blog you have here. Interesting and creative posts, along with great pictures - perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes.. have a great weekend..

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  54. I enjoyed seeing your neat roosters!

    Whew! How will we ever get around to see all these great roosters!

    So fun!

    Katherine

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  55. Hello Dearheart...

    My friend, got your note...hope you and honey are having fun at the State Fair this weekend!!! Sounds like so much fun!

    I just had to stop by and see what you did for Barb's Rooster Part. Hehe! Girlfriend, I just adore your bench makeover...love it painted creamy white to go with the new look of your table and chairs!!! I love your stenciled rooster...he's adorable! My first though was that you could paint him sitting on a nest since he didn't have legs but then I just had a big ol' laugh at myself...uhhhh, roosters don't sit on the nests!!! Duh!!! Hehe! I just love everything about your bench...all the fabrics you chose are just gorgeous and I love the mixing of fabrics...like that pretty red & white checked with the red & white toile...fabulous!!! And...I love your new rooster fabric that you made the cushion and pillows out of!!! I'd love to have some of that! It all looks so pretty together!!! I think you're pretty white shelf with all your pretty plates and rooster is soooo perfect above the bench...couldn't be any more perfect!!! You just did a fabulous job on your DIY project!!! And you know that I just adore your apothecary jar with the darling little rooster on it...it's definitely "one of a kind"...I haven't seen another one like it! It's so charming sitting atop that beautiful quilted table runner...ohhh yes, your MIL is a very talented lady! Well Sweetie...thank you for sharing your newly finished project with us and all those adorable little roosters!!! Hope you're having the best time ever this weekend at the fair!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari
    PS...boohoo, I didn't have even one little rooster to join in the party, Girlfriend. Isn't that sooo sad? Hehe!

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  56. The bench turned out so pretty! Your rooster party post was great.

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  57. Great job on your bench remodel. I love the look of the rooster fabric on the cushions. Your mother-in-law was very kind to make you the runner to match. It's perfect for your white table.

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  58. GORGEOUS roosters Cindy! I just adorer your colorful rooster plate! ~Lovely post! ;)

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  59. Your bench is adorable...So the Rooster is missing his legs....My chicken lost her legs in the fan accident last week....

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  60. Thanks for your visit and nice comment, Cindy. Hope you're having a nice weekend...Christine

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  61. Hi Cindy! I love your bench! The fabric is wonderful! And your tablerunner is so pretty! Adorable roosters! Happy week!...Debbie

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  62. Not sure how I missed this one. I love your rooster corner! Your home is so warm and inviting.

    Jane

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  63. Hi Cindy, Love your bench re-do, and the rooster with hen & chicks, so cute! Have a great week,
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  64. You have some great roosters!

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  65. Hey Cindy...thanks for coming by and seeing Princess Diane...and Yes I have alot of collections...But you won't beleive this I have been giving them away to my kids and grand kids...Just got away my Doll collection to Kyra...am running out of room and don't want to clean it all anymore ha ha!! 2 of my daughters are coming this weekend and I have boxes packed in the DR for them...I even done the same thing with my antique furniture giving it to my girls...of course this means I can add more now ha ha!! No kidding only I too tired now...Hope you have a great week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  66. The party is still on for me. Still visiting. Great job on the bench. Love the fabric.

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  67. Hello Dearheart...

    Just read your sweet note...so happy to see you, Girl! Oh yes...I've only been to the state fair a couple of times but both times it was so crowded that it really was miserable...I really don't like the big crowd thing! Hehe! I guess it's the country girl in me! Well...I hope that you had a good time anyway!!!

    So what are you up to this week, Darlin'? I have just been "itchin" to do Autumn decorating but I have been wanting to do an all white tablescape for a few weeks and decided to try and do that before getting to the Autumn decor! Hehe! Hopefully I can get some good photos and join in with Tablescape Thursday this week! Are you guys starting to cool off up your way? I sure can feel Autumn in the air..it's really too chilly to open the doors and windows early in the morning...been having to wait till it warms up a bit! But I love it! Russell has already started to stock pile wood for our little wood burning stove...I don't think it'll be long and we'll be firing it up! Sorry...I know how you love summer, Darlin'!!! Hopefully you can pinch a few more summer days out of the season before the cold sets in!!!

    Have a wonderful week, Sweetie!
    Love ya,
    Chari

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  68. I.m runnung late on the rooster party.Love your roosters.

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  69. Your blog is beautiful! And, so are your children. This post has such a warm, cozy feel to it. Love it.

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  70. What a special gift from your MIL...I love the wooden rooster and your hubby did a great job with the shelf! Everything looks perfect together! Your rooster stencil looks like he was meant to be there!

    Blessings & Aloha!

    I dont think I'll make it to all the parties! I tried to start from the bottom and then some in the middle and now some from the top! I'm so glad I made it to yours!

    (also, what a beautiful daughter and handsome step son you have :o)

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Welcome,
I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy