A Happy Place

 I work a couple days a week at a cute vintage shoppe in Noblesville...

The owner is a high school friend of my sister and I graduated with her sister...
We have traveled in and out of our lives for years...
I live south of Indy and Noblesville is an hour drive...
A few years ago I drove up to her shoppe the week before her
Christmas Open House...

I wanted to get out of the house...
When I walked in, A Corner Cottage was bustling...
Just like Santa's Work Shop...
Frantic with Anticipation...
Overwhelmed with Work to Accomplish..
I asked Peggy if she could use some help...
Peggy is one of the most 
Giving, Gracious Women I know...
To work I went...
I wasn't looking for a job...
I just wanted to help...
A Corner Cottage is truly
A Happy Place to Be...

Since then...
I have been trying to find things that will bring that
Happy Place
Peggy's customers...

Some things just need new life breathed into them...

An added face lift...

And ready for a new home...

                                             Blessings, Becky

42 Responses to A Happy Place

  1. I like the embellishment you added. Thank you for sharing this lovely project.

  2. I do so love those scrolly pieces for beautifying furniture! Looks lovely!

  3. I love the bench and the way you added the embellishment to it! I am looking for a bench for my front porch! Love what you did with it

    Robin @

  4. Beautiful! I have a similar bench in my basement waiting to be re-worked and you have definitely inspired me!


  6. Linda@Coastal Charm

    What a darling bench. Thanks so much for coming to my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

  7. The trim really makes it unique – looks great!

  8. Beautiful!! I love the detail!

  9. I love the added embellishment, it took to so fab and romantic all at the same time. Now it’s a unique piece. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

  10. I love your bench and that added detail on top with the new paint job is perfect. Enjoyed your blog I am already a follower.

  11. It was meant to be for you to share your creative talents with your old friend. I am sure that she appreciates you and this bench is so much more inviting now. It is amazing that most people can’t or don’t want to do these transformations. I love doing them too.

  12. lovely bench,! xo p.s. leaving a comment from my other blog today

  13. Hey! I’m from Indiana too! My son is going to school at University of Indianapolis & I live north in Plymouth. I have never been to Noblesville, but I think a trip to your friend’s shop is in order! Your bench enhancement really spruced it up nicely!

    • Beth…We would love for you to visit, when driving to or from U of I…Peggy has a great facebook page for
      A Corner Cottage…Thanks for stopping by…Blessings, Becky

  14. Carlene@Organized Clutter

    White paint and the added trim piece turned the bench into a masterpiece!

  15. Great facelift. Love the finish, and the details.

  16. The bench is darling! Love the carved detail!

  17. You certainly did breathe new life into that bench. Beautiful!

  18. I love the way the bench turned out, Becky! That embellishment adds such a cottagey look! Whereabouts is her store? I’m near Dayton but I always see the signs for Indy when I’m heading somewhere. I’ve wondered just how far it is from me.

    visiting from WUW : )

    • Kathy..A Corner Cottage is approx. 2 hours from Dayton…The address is 895 Conner St. Noblesville, IN 46060…Hope to see you sometime…Blessings, Becky

  19. The person that buys this gorgeous bench will definitely be very happy! Turned out to be a beauty!

  20. This is so French!
    I would love if you link your creation to the French party on Monday!

  21. Those carved pieces add so much to a piece of furniture. I love how it turned out!


  22. loved it black but love it even more in white. Stunning and fresh. Thanks for sharing it this week at BeColorful

  23. Your bench is beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

  24. Beautiful bench! Adding the embellishment was the finishing touch.

  25. This bench looks lovely, turned out perfectly! Wish I could find one of those near me!

  26. Stopping by from Favorite Things bloghop. I LOVE THIS bench!

  27. oh, if you have anything to do with this bench make-over, i can see why you got the job of ‘helping out’ there…. :-)
    Darling bench !
    So, I am inviting you /your creative ideas over to our party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ Our readers would love to find this!

  28. This is adorable! I bet a customer snatched that right up! Sounds like a delightful shop!

  29. It looks so much prettier now! Great job!

  30. Hello fellow Hoosier. I live in GW. Love the bench. Glad I found a new place to travel up to. I’m always willing to drive that hour drive to find some place new and cool! Glad I popped over!

  31. Beautiful! I would love to invite you to share at our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  32. The bench is adorable. I love the embellishment, adds a little extra ooh-la-la. :)

  33. How pretty! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday. Enjoy your weekend!


  34. Hi, I Am another fellow Hoosier, way south of you in Santa Claus! Love the bench, next time I am visiting my sister in Indy will have to stop by your shop!

  35. Love it! Such a beautiful piece!

  36. Exquisite bench! Love the embellishment~

  37. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Such a pretty little detail!

  38. It is wonderful. and I have just the place for it! Wish I lived closer. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I’m behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  39. So sweet~I love the applique and makeover~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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