Today, we’re sharing the French Country Bench Makeover in Cartouche Green at Bliss Barracks!
Late last year, my Mom asked me to help her add pops of blue, white and pale green to my parent’s home, Bliss Barracks, because she was really ready for a change.
While the style of their home is still very traditional with a heavy equestrian influence thanks to my Mom’s love of horses, it’s been fun to help give Bliss Barracks a fresh feel.
French Country Bench Makeover in Cartouche Green…
The color is a really soft green and goes with just about anything. So, we decided to paint my Mom’s French Country bench on the landing in Cartouche Green as well.
Just a heads up, my parents have since painted the walls of Bliss Barracks in Benjamin Moore’s Dove White which is why you’ll see some shots with the old wall color and some with the new one.
Ironically, the original color of the bench was green. But it was a vibrant green and my Mom wanted something that was more subdued and consistent with the rest of the colors we were using in the house.
It only took one coat of Cartouche Green and a bit of distressing to get the look she was after though,
which made this French Country bench makeover pretty quick and easy.
This is how the French Country bench makeover in Cartouche Green looked with the old wall color.
Creating a Gallery Wall & Adding Accents Around the Bench…
And this is how it looks against the freshly painted wall in Benjamin Moore White Dove.
The rug is one my Dad had shipped over from his travels and the shade of green is nearly identical to Cartouche Green which is cool.
My Mom really liked the gallery wall she created with vintage finds and an antique gold mirror, so we kept that vignette in tact as well.
As far as the little side table goes, my Dad’s office and the media room (just out of view) have dark furniture and accents in them so the table was an easy way to bridge the three spaces.
The flowers at Bliss Barracks are mostly creamy white flower arrangements which makes them super simple to change out or add to throughout the year and for different seasons.
The blue and white houndstooth pillows were another really easy way to layer in the fresh color palette too.
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Keep in mind, if you like full throw pillows you need to size up when you buy your inserts. For example, an 18×18 pillow cover looks best (nice and full) with a 20×20 insert.
Small Changes with Big Impacts…
I know we’re all looking for easy and budget friendly ways to update the spaces around our homes. Especially, now that we’re spending so much more time there.
But I also hope, this French Country bench makeover in Cartouche Green helps to show you that sometimes you don’t have to redecorate an entire room to give a space a fresh feel.
Sometimes it’s as simple as changing out linens or pillows or updating the accessories or refreshing the color of a bench.
Don’t be afraid to tackle small projects like this one that will help to build your confidence before tackling big ones.
They really make a difference!
A Few Other Makeovers from Bliss Barracks You Might Enjoy:
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