Thursday, April 25, 2019

Church Pew's New Home in the Garden Room

The church pew had been banished to the basement at the old house along with the rest of the group of white chippy misfits that didn't make the "upstairs" cut. I'd thought about selling it, but never could bring myself to do it... so glad I didn't.

I'd hoped I would have room at the new house for it and the rest of it's crew. The Garden Room/Sunroom turned out to be the perfect place. This brick wall is the back side of the chimney (in the Hearth Room) which originally had been outside on the patio. When the previous owners added on the sunroom they left it as is, which makes a great backdrop for the old church pew.

You've seen the wicker seating area and the casual dining area,
but I haven't shown you this one little spot yet. 

The glare is pretty bad out here because of the French/sliding doors, so no matter which direction you take a pic from, it reflects in the glass. If there hadn't been a huge nail already there, this framed print wouldn't be hanging. We haven't gotten to hanging wall art yet. Last week was all about the yard, installing new outside lighting and working to straighten up/ be able to walk thru the garage. Maybe we'll have a rainy weekend so we can get busy on that.

This white trunk which holds art supplies was under the sofa table at the last house.

I've used a white matelasse coverlet on this since it's not in great shape 
and then change out the pillows seasonally.

I found this print late last summer when we first put a contract on the house. I needed another big print like I needed a hole in the head, but that didn't stop me. The colors are gorgeous and it fits right in to the Garden Room theme.

Here's a better pic from last year with less glare.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. They said that it was the first Easter Sunday here that wasn't rainy and cold for 13 years. It was beautiful, the perfect day!

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  1. Debra,
    I agree, this brick wall is a perfect backdrop for your church pew!
    LOVE the pillow choice to accentuate your gorgeous print!
    I understand rainy day needs.
    We had one today and I worked over our closet arrangement.
    Your new home is making lovely progress.

  2. It looks perfect against the brick wall. Aren't you so happy you did not sell it. Love the pillows too.
    It looks great. Happy New Week.

  3. Debra,
    I adore everything about this vignette!! The church pew is lovely and it look so charming with the pillows and the trunk underneath it!So pretty!!

  4. Thrilled to see a post from you. I love this. I'd love a church pew but I've no place to put one. Your print is beautiful. I love the new art. Have a great day. I hope your weather is still beautiful. Ours is rainy.

  5. Thanks Katie, We're rainy and cool all week, so hard after last Sunday which was perfect!

  6. Oh, I love that bench! I wish we had space for a church pew bench like that. I just love them. And that brick wall is the perfect spot for it! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  7. Debra, so glad you have a new home for this church pew. It's lovely! And I really like the trunk underneath. Thanks so much for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!


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