SNS #71 brings you ~ benches and a giveaway winner


Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #71, the ‘benches’ edition!

If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up which stays open indefinitely. Check below for this weekend’s theme.

Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join!

I LOVE to highlight inspiring posts during the event on the sidebar, so make sure you check in several times over the weekend. You may be next. 🙂

this weekend’s theme

~ benches ~

This is my most favorite bench in the whole wide world.

I found this gem two years ago and couldn’t bring myself to cough up $200 for it. It was huge, vintage, and had the perfect patina. I wanted it for a coffee table. So I just told myself I ought to try and make one.

Well, I’m not afraid anymore. 🙂 However I just couldn’t swing whipping it out this week. Instead, I decided to do a little digging in google to see what I could find for further inspiration. And was I ever pleasantly surprised. 🙂


Ohhh I love this! Not only do I love the style, but that colour is so fun. I’d have this as a coffee table this very instant if I could!


Ahh!! This one is so authentically factory. Isn’t it wonderful? Love their photo studio too.


Oh you’ve got to be kidding me! Although this is a mini bench, wouldn’t it be fab in life size? My mind’s spinning full tilt now…

source for the two benches above

How original are these? I just love the old world vibe they offer.


I just LOVE a good vintage bench design. Although this one looks a tad tipsy, I LOVE the lines.

Oh goodness… now I want my new coffee table bench more than ever! Guess I’d better start scrounging up looking for wood. 🙂

Got a cool bench to show? Link’er up in this weekend’s 3rd themed linkup! 

~ next up ~

outdoor elements indoors

Be sure to check the themed linkups master list to add your newest creations anytime. They’re always open. List HERE.


 Winner of The Pleated Poppy giveaway is:

Lorie from Vintage Country Girl!

Congrats! I’ll have Lindsey email you so you two can hook up!


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 2. Please put a link in your post (button or text) that leads back to the party so others can see what’s up. (see BUTTONS label under main blog header)

 3. This party is geared for DIY type projects we can all attempt to make ourselves. Items for sale may be linked up IF your entry is posted on your blog and in tutorial style.

4. For Home Decor and Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, please link projects up that are new to SNS and/or within 1 month old.  This helps keep content fresh.

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29 thoughts on “SNS #71 brings you ~ benches and a giveaway winner

  1. Those are fabulous benches! I especially love the very first one. The swervy detail at the bottom of the legs is a fun little twist.

    So, I thought of you today when I read Cathe Holden’s post today over at Just Something I made. I think you would really love her stuff. She’s more crafty than build-y, but her work would look right at home in your place. 🙂 Here’s the link:

    Have fun . . .

  2. Oh yay! I actually have a bench to share! I made my Shabby Chic Cottage Garden Bench from an old weathered white round picnic table bench. I used to own a craft store in Richmond, IL. it’s a little antique shop town. The shops are all old two story houses from the mid 1800’s, so they are all in a row and the backyards are just that, yards, not alleys! Anyway, my backyard butted up to another store owner’s backyard and he had this sole bench seat sitting outside under a little crab apple tree. it was old, weathered big time from rain and snow, and all chippy. He let me have it and I painted a cottage garden scene on it. Everyone that came into the store would compliment it. I put it out each spring, summer and fall as a decoration in my yard 🙂

  3. It’s so ironic that you featured benches this week. I just pulled mine from my booth. It’s an astounding 55″ of chippy robins-egg blue but just wasn’t selling during the winter. I’m inspired for the spring! XOX

  4. THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing me to win the pleated poppy prize!!! YEAH!!!!! I love all your bench choices too, but I think the chippy green one is my favorite.

    THANKS AGAIN! I’m your biggest fan. Can’t wait till the book comes out!

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