Korrie nicknamed this headboard bench the “puzzle” bench because of all of the bits and pieces that make it up.
This is where we left off on the other post.
I sanded back some of the turquoise, but after getting a lot of feedback I decided to paint over the stencil.
I went with damask pillows instead of a damask stencil.
After hauling the bench up from the basement I can see that it needs some touchups.
I’m going to break out the paint sprayer today and apply some more paint.
After that, I am calling this bench d.o.n.e. You can see the original tutorials in these posts:
Jenny Lind Bed Bench
Update on Jenny Lind Bench
Jenny Lind Bed Bench Pt 2.
By the way, the pillows are some pillows I already had. I made new (envelope) covers for them using this video on YouTube.
I also worked on the “project fail”. I’m liking it a lot better, but it needs to be painted today too.
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This is a stunning piece!
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Stacey of Embracing Change
This is just too kewl.... how clever and creative of you... it looks fantastic... just awesome.. I love it.. New follower... feel free to come visit me sometime...
I liked it before, but now I LOVE it even more!
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Stacey of Embracing Change
I love this bench! I think the pillows really make it pop. 🙂
I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.
Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence
Black always works--I like it simplified!
love this!I'll be on the lookout as I'm thrifting so I can find a crib to make a bench like this- thanks for sharing!!
I really liked your bench before - a lot! But after seeing it now with those pillows... it is SO much classier looking!! WOW! Good decision (IMO)
I think you're puzzle bench turned out great!
I'd buy it. 🙂
Our Pinteresting Family
Just beautiful!!! Megan
Your bench turned out great!
awesome redo & the pillows make it look so complete and comfy! would love to have you come over to visit anytime (linky party is now open if ya wanna come play!)
I like it all black with the pillows! Very sophisticated!!
Chase the Star
Great job on the bench! Really love it! I'm your newest follower:)
Barbara @ chase-thestar.blogspot.com
I truly like the bench a LOT better being all black!! The pillows are the perfect touch. You did GREAT!
Chrystal - Adorn on a Shoestring
This is hands down, the best crib-to-bench that I've seen on the internet! Absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for a Jenny Lind crib at yard sales this summer!
I found your blog through the Blue Cricket Design blog hop, and have joined the ranks of your faithful followers! 😉
Thanks for sharing this beautiful project!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
i love the new look! i love having the damask on the pillows rather than the seat because you can easily change the pillows when you are sick of it. great job , gail!
Love the pillows! Of course I love damask, as pillows or a stencil it all works for me. The combination of the black with the damask pillows looks awesome.
It turned out great! I agree the black makes it elegant! Love the pillows!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
I think you made a good decision. The stencil was competing with the spindles, I think 😉
Really love this look much better. Such an awesome job...you are very talented!
Yep...I definitely like the final version best! What can I say, I don't think you can miss with black! Love the accent pillows!
Midwest Cottage and Finds!
gail---this is great in black!! is it heading to the shop once it reopens?
Love it in black!!
Inspire Me Heather
It looks great Gail, you've done a fabulous job!
Full Circle Creations
I like it in black, but then I'm partial to black benches as you know! It's bold and classic looking! I bet it sells quickly.
Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic
The pillows work so well with the bench. Fantastic job!
I swear you could make a silk purse from a sow's ear. 😉
(as Mike would say)
Love, love, love it...the black with the patterned pillows is elegant. You chose well!
Your bench is really nice,it looks very strong.
Erin's word- elegant- fits this bench perfectly, as do the pillows! It's truly beautiful!
Wow! I have just found your blog and I love what you are doing. This bench (I read the first post about it as well) made me think of McGyver!
I love it!