Hey there pumpkin! What a beautiful Autumn morning here in Manitoba! Amidst sharing this seasonally scrumptious bench for YOU today, I’m also fall decor’ing our front-step, and preparing a tailgate harvest meal for our boys in the field… a perfect fall day!

Yes, pumpkin spice anything is delicious. Coffee, latte, tea, muffins, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, loaves, pies, cakes — heck I bet you a pumpkin spice burger would even be delectable. I’m a bit ridiculous with it… by the time snow starts to fly I swear my blood type is pumpkin spice.

I’m pretty certain however that if we had it all year long, it would become pretty mundane — just like a world with no change of seasons would.

Autumn is most certainly my favourite season. Our carefree Summer attitudes shift into a comfy n’ cozy frame of mind. With shorter days and harvest moons we find ourselves comfortably settling into new routines — a scrumptious season it is.

Last Fall I was lucky enough to come across three 10-foot church pews, which I have been transforming into 5-foot benches: Uno, Dos, Tres. The last one of the 3 (Tres) I transformed this past June, and you could say I was perhaps jus’ a teensy-bit too carefree with it. I went with a very bold and fun colour… because that’s just the kind of mood I was in during the Spring months!

Like I said… jus’ a teensy-bit carefree… but man-oh-man carefree is FUN:

I however told myself that if “TRES” didn’t sell by the end of August, I may just have to “let it go” and accept that “carefree” may not be an easy fit for many (if not most) homes. But wasn’t “TRES” pretty?! I imagined “her” on a wrap-around front-porch in the Summer months with pink peonies blooming nearby, gentle breezes blowing, a cold glass of lemon-aid, and a darn good book in hand. I guess some imaginings just aren’t meant to be… and if at first you don’t succeed, try try again… and so “Cuatro” was born:

My seasonally scrumptious Cuatro transformation process:

  • Applied 1 coat of  Country Chic Paint in the colour ‘Driftwood’ ~ a muted warm brown that looks great on its own, or blended with similarly toned warm neutrals
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint in the colour ‘Dark Roast’ ~ a wonderful, deep neutral that can be used for almost any style
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint in the colour ‘Vanilla Frosting’ ~ a lovely farmhouse white with just the perfect hint of warmth to it
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint in the colour ‘Crinoline’ ~ an almost pure white with a very subtle pink undertone that makes for a delightfully warm and inviting feel
  • Both Dry and Wet Distressed ~ in effort to bring the ‘Driftwood’, ‘Dark Roast’, and ‘Vanilla Frosting’ colours through
  • Applied 2 coats of Varathane’s ‘Diamond Wood Finish‘ (water-based, satin) ~ to achieve a crystal clear, water-resistant, and highly durable finish
  • Staged and photographed with some sweet help from our newest additions ~ farmyard kittens Oscar & Olive  

A seasonally scrumptious farmhouse bench with an abundance of delectable options for your home or cottage cozy window seat, charming breakfast nook, inviting foyer welcome, added dining seating, foot of bed comfort, warm mudroom bench, rustic hallway accent. A tastefully timeless piece for generations, in a colour well-suited for all-season decor’ing.

* All of my furniture pieces are preloved, with expected signs of age and use — sweet imperfections which I believe adds to their unique character and charm.

<3 This Seasons Change Bench ~ SOLD to Tracey <3
DIMENSIONS: 37” H x 61” W x 19” D

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! <3

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