Lark Nest Design’s latest project for Flea Market Style magazine, this bench crafted from a castoff door, is in the Winter edition, on newsstands now!
Per the usual, this project took a village, with Lark Nest playing one part in several!
The design was a collaboration with Ki Nassauer, the FMS executive editrix and junk repurposer extraordinaire!
Frame carpentry was by Alan Bialon of The Porch & Atelier.
Seamstress duties were handled by the inimitable Nancy Polacek!
(And don’t you love the vintage barkcloth, harvested from the collection of Karla Cunningham? )
My specs called for doorknob feet and doorplate/knob hooks, all from the “source pile” beneath my workbench; the vintage, salmon-colored doorplate was a perfect complement to the textile’s colorway.
(The opposite side of that cool fringe pillow is a ’50s pom-pon knit assemblage I snagged at a dealer sale for $5!)
The headlines and copy, replete with questionable puns are mine as well!
(This does not surprise you.)
A behind-the-scenes how-to on this and the two-tone Chalk Paint job will come at a later date, but I wanted to let you know this project and a ton of other eye candy/great ideas await readers of the newest edition!
The Junk Bonanza, commencing Thursday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, is capturing a huge chunk of my time and energy right now!
We are giving this bench away as a prize on Lucky Friday at the Bonanza! (Don’t you love the locker basket pullouts?) Just enter the drawing at the Information Booth to win!
Hope to see you there!