Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Benches to Book Shelf...and a window seat...




Well folks...did I mention I'm in a bit of a "Junk Slump"??  I am...I haven't had much time to get creative lately and when I have the motivation just wasn't there.  Been there??  
I have the day to "myself" today so I'm hoping to find my "creative side" again...but I decided to stop in for a visit and show you one little thing I did this week...


I've had this long white bench by my front window as far back as I can remember...


...and when I brought this little grey bench home from our booth last weekend I decided it was too cute to "hide" in the shed.
So I plopped it one top and added some plants and blue jars...


I just LOVE empty blue jars in a sunny spot...they might get flowers now and then but I like them "as is" too :)


Add a couple of pillows and now I can call it a "window seat".


This is one of my favorite views at our house...here we see deer, fox, pheasants, ducks and more.  My kids have been climbing up on that bench to wave hi and goodbye since they could walk.  It's a special spot :)
Think maybe I should grab another cup of coffee and one of those great idea books and go look for some inspiration...I'll let you know if I "find" it.

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Enjoy your day!
Chat soon, 

17 comments:

  1. Oh I love this idea. The benches make great bookshelves. How fun. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Now your special spot is even more special! Great way to think outside the box, Laurel!

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  3. Love the addition of the gray stool and blue jars! Looks great :)
    Susan

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  4. that is a wonderful idea! love the books under the top bench

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  5. Inspiring spot, with a great view and wonderful memories - love it!
    kathy
    blue antler studio

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  6. those old blue jars make any nook or cranny sparkle!

    Linda

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  7. Layering benches...perfect idea. I need to steal that idea for myself. You always have awesome inspiration here.

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  8. I love the stacked benches and the way you accessorized them.

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  9. I love the benches stacked, such a smart idea! The blue glass is so pretty, too. A special spot with a sweet view is such a blessing. Good luck finding some fresh inspiration!

    Jeanette

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  10. I loved the post. I've been fooling around with a middle grade novel this past year, but had an idea for a children's rhyming book, and just completed it. I teach kindergarten, so I have read lots of good and bad rhyming books. I think I'm ready to publish, but am having a hard time finding the guidelines for formatting a picture book. I've found one site that said to put a header at the top with your contact information and then double space the rest, but is this true for a rhyming book as well? Thanks for all the clever tips. Patricia Megahey
    Great interview! Read Me Dead sounds like it has a really good story in there!
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  11. Laurel, I'm so glad that I'm a new follower...I've enjoyed your ideas/post so very much and look forward to seeing what you do next! Love this bench idea. It looks cozy. Can I come read too? Lol. TFS!!!

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  12. Great idea for a wonderful spot and beautiful view! Hope you find your mojo soon, mine seems to have gone on vacation without me!!

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  13. What a sweet little shelf/bench/window seat! Looks like a cozy spot with a beautiful view!! :)

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  14. Great idea Laurel, everything you do looks fantastic...
    :) Hope the weather is getting better out there for you!
    Susan

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  15. Such a clever idea!!! Love it and pinning! :)

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