October 23, 2011

It's a Revival

This was a sad old church pew that sat in someone' s back yard for 18 year's surviving: rain, sleet, hail, snow and sun.  I love old pews I think they look great in foyers, on porches at dinning room tables, anywhere really...  It was really hard for me not to make is some crazy color or colors but I kept it classic.  I even found some nice wood details to add on to the ends for some extra visual interest.  Now if only I could keep it, this will be a hard one to let go.
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36 comments:

  1. Love the color you chose and what a lovely job with the photo vignette!

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  2. You definately gave it new life!!
    It would be hard to part with !!!

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  3. Love how you made it "new" again. Love it and the decorations on it.

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  4. What an awesome makeover! Love it and it's amazing what great shape it's in for all the weather abuse it's been through!
    debbie (saw you at Your Talking too Much)

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  5. WOW!! Can't believe that is the same pew.Love the color. The wood details you added are perfect. New follower.

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  6. Wow it looks great!! Love the color and distressing! New follower!

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  7. WOW, we have been looking for an old pew for sometime now. I found one but they wanted a fortune for it. Great score and great new look. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful job! Looks great! Thanks for sharing,Joann

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  9. Fabulous post! Great job.It looks fantastic now. Gorgeous fall colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  10. what a beautiful refinish job !! found you through Debbiedoo's newbie party :)

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  11. beautifully done...thank goodness you saved this old bench!

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  12. THE PEW TURNED OUT GEORGOUS, I ALWAYS WANTED TO REDO ONE OF THESE!

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  13. Ooh, you should keep this one. it is very special. God bless x

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  14. I love it!! Great job!!
    Would love for you to share at Show & Share!
    http://www.vintagegwen.blogspot.com

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  15. Fantastic job! What a wonderful find...I've been looking for an old pew for ages. It looks great now!

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  16. 18 years!? Wow! Someone out there is a either a real procrastinator or has no idea how valuable those pews are! You did a great job! I love the staging - good luck parting with it though!

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  17. Your pew turned out great! I can't believe someone left it outside like that. I have an old pew that I've had for a long time. It sits in our hallway now.

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  18. Just beautiful! Love the added details on the ends!

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  19. I adore your pew! Beautiful color and lovely styled vignette!

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  20. I have always wanted a pew! Yours looks amazing!

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  21. i adore it, emily! the black is so perfect and fallish with the pumpkins!

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  22. Wow, you did a great job. It is wonderful!

    Barb ♥

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  23. What an amazing piece! Your photos are gorgeous.

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  24. Great job. And the fall staging is gorgeous. Goes perfectly with the black pew.

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  25. It's absolutely beautiful and your photos are awesome!! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow! Your bench looks fabulous!

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  27. it's absolutely gorgeous now and just has FALL written all over it with its warmth and richness.

    visiting via SCC and would like to invite you over to my blog's shabby chic giveaway (3 will win!):

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    warmly.

    michele

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  28. Gorgeous! And stunning pictures too.

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  29. Hi Emily, just want you to know that I will be featuring your church pew that you shared at the Linky Party #6 "Turning the daunting into the Do-able" at Project Queen. I should have it posted by tomorrow afternoon. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  30. Wow, Emily this looks so fantastic. I love pews and I just LOVE it when I see someone restoring them and giving them a new look. I wish I could find one!

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  31. Emily,

    I LOVE this! You did a fabulous job and I can see why it would be hard to part with!!

    ♥charlotte

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  32. Beautiful. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi Emily, what a lovely job you did on the pew. Thanks so much for sharing. You should keep it. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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