Rustic Bench Back in the Foyer

I moved our huge horse art to the foyer right above the bench which holds our shoes. See how I made the bench have more personality and give our foyer a more personal touch.

The horse canvas is a favorite piece of mine so I moved it to where we can see it better.
I’ve been wanting to add a back to this bench since I got it.
I had enough wood in the garage to cut random sizes to fill the space between the bench and canvas. I painted and distressed each one separately then nailed them to the wall.
I chose different colors for each piece after I was inspired by THIS POST.
Red Hen Home Console Table 1
A multi-colored console table by Red Hen Home.
I wasn’t planning to put our family established sign on there but I needed that scrap piece of wood. It really ended up being just right for this spot.
I like our house to have a vibe of our own the minute anybody walks in.
It’s getting there.
Don’t for get to see my House Tour 2 HERE

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Kathy Moreland
October 13, 2013 12:39 am

Love the bench, and the canvas! Beautiful!!

Cozy Little House
October 13, 2013 12:44 am

It's got a great vibe!Brenda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
October 13, 2013 1:52 am

I LOVE IT Holly!!

October 13, 2013 2:32 am

It looks SO good, Holly! What a lovely entry way.

wayne brown
October 13, 2013 5:07 am

Holly, did you have a workbench in your bedroom when you were growing up??

October 13, 2013 10:14 am

Oh Holly, that bench is perfect and with the horse picture WOW. I really like what you did to the bench adding the wood pieces to the back. Great job!Mary

chateau chic
October 13, 2013 12:57 pm

Love this!! You never cease to amaze me!!Mary Alice

October 13, 2013 1:30 pm

I think it's just perfect now and I love the horse print.

Rooms by Ann
October 13, 2013 3:17 pm

I love the horse picture, it looks great over the bench. your blog is really terrific, Happy to be a follower.

Gypsy Heart
October 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Looks beautiful! I absolutely love the horse canvas.xoPat

must love junk
October 13, 2013 6:12 pm

Wow! That horse picture is amazing, and your bench turned out phenomenal! Love it :)Susan

BlueClearSky Elizabeth
October 13, 2013 6:58 pm

It's there already! I love the use of the rustic wood and the horse canvas is a gorgeous piece. I have been working on a plan to add some similar rustic wood planks to a bathroom. We'll see how that goes.

October 13, 2013 7:06 pm

great bench back, holly. and i love the your name added to it:)

Angela Ryder
October 14, 2013 12:23 am

Love it all Holly!!~~Angela

Deb Hrabik
October 14, 2013 2:49 am

Okay, now that is so cool.The whole setting is wonderful. You always pull things together in such a restful and homey style. Love that!Deb@LakeGirlPaints

October 14, 2013 7:11 am

I think you've given your home a great presence by putting those rustic pieces in your foyer. It has given it \”drama\” and it looks exciting and like you want the visitor to look around!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
October 14, 2013 1:30 pm

Oh i LOVE it.. and it ties in very nicely with the horse picture.

October 14, 2013 1:41 pm

Love what you did with the bench. Could you do a more in depth tutorial on how you cut, painted, and distressed the wood??

October 14, 2013 7:18 pm

Gorgeous! How did you stain and/or paint the wood?

Christine Vandormolen
October 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Holly does it again, what can I say??? it's awesome

October 15, 2013 6:28 am

It's so you Holly, it's creative and has attitude! Love that it's right in the foyer and says something about what you will see inside the home right off the bat! Wish I had your vision and not to mention saw skills!Hugs,Pendra

Robin Johnson
October 15, 2013 12:50 pm

Great idea. It looks fantastic.

Mary Ann
October 15, 2013 9:16 pm

Love this, and it does make the foyer very distinctive!

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Lisa Lynn
October 20, 2013 1:43 pm

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative Home & Garden Hop! I can't wait to see what you share today 🙂

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos
October 22, 2013 12:09 pm

This is VERY cool! Love the back of the bench and the horse art 🙂

October 22, 2013 1:29 pm

I am so in love with the horse canvas, what a gorgeous statement piece! The bench is beautiful too, the mismatched wood is fabulous!