Red Reveal with a Surprise!

Attention friends, family and followers: Before I get into this next post I have some amazing news. I just found out that my Kitchen Island Reveal is going to be featured on the much loved and followed Blog Remodelaholic! I can't even tell you how excited I am about this. It's a confirmation that all my semi-annoying-husband hobbies are now validated and ADMIRED! So be sure to check it out as I will be going viral October 22nd at 5pm CST at Remodelaholic. And in case you've been living under a rock and have never heard of this blog, get a move on and check them out ASAP! I'll be sure to post a reminder the day of so you don't miss out on my "Featured on" debut!


Now back to our regularly scheduled blogging...

If you ask my husband if there was anything about me that he wasn't particularly thrilled about chances are it would have something to do with discarded furniture on curb sides. Yup I'm what my neighbors might call a "Gypsy". Not in a literal sense but that is what they call people who drive around collecting peoples unwanted items before trash day. It's ironic because I distinctively remember  my mother asking me to help her pull an item out of the dumpster when I was in High School and being so embarrassed. Why on earth would she want something that someone threw away? Well Mom, I owe you an apology! I've seen the light and it's RED!!

As we made our way home from church a few Sundays back I came across a set of benches all alone left to the mercy of the trash men. I just couldn't let that happen. So I dropped off the kiddies, threw down the seats and hauled those babies (in my Sunday best I might add) into the back of our SUV. Now the time has come. Regardless of what he might think, these little suckers are now a thing of beauty!! And what better color than Phillies RED!!



Aren't they just beautiful! Although I only have one photographed the two are just alike. They are adorable here with our colorful arm chair with red accents. But I think they would be best on a patio, in a garden or in a playroom. Now here is the kicker, these bad boys are up for grabs!! That's right. We just don't have a need for them so I'm selling them to the highest bidder. So let me know if you're interested. (Please leave an email address as a contact)

Now time for some close-ups!

I just love this faux cracked detail. For these benches I followed the same method that I used for our Kitchen Island, except I stuck to a razor blade technique this time and axed the sand paper. And if you're wondering if they are kid friendly then just ask West!

"Kid Tested Mother approved!"


  1. Oh, my Westernater! That bench turned out fantastic. You HAVE to show me how you do it!!

  2. I wish I lived closer!!! I would totally take them from you.


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