Family Room Spring Refresher...

Hi everyone!
Happy Monday to you all!

Jennifer Rizzo is hosting a Refresh Your Room Party for spring!

I thought I would refresh my family room with a newly painted bench and try it out as a coffee table, along with a few greens to lighten and brighten things up. Hopefully this will help to hasten spring along .

I had this old bench that I bought at at the Aberfoyle Antique show a couple of summers ago.

This bench ususally sits by the front door and is supposed to be a place to sit and put your shoes on but everybody sits on the steps and the bench became a great place for putting junk bags on as you come in the door.

This is what the bench looked like before. I had just painted it black and had placed my driftwood keyholder above it since we really weren't using the bench to sit on. I have since moved the driftwood as it wasn't working for me there. You'll see it in my walk-in closet in an upcoming post.
You can see my post on the driftwood keyholder here.

OK back to refreshing my family room! Lol

I've added some lovely hydrangeas in a little ironstone pitcher.

I've also added a few more greens in my bookcase.

Most of you have recently seen my spring mantel which is in my family room too.

I decided to place a couple of baskets under the bench. They make a great place to put Butter's toys. I'm not sure how he feels about this but It's better than having them all over the floor. Now if I can only train him to put them away!

I thought I would try placing one of my driftwood candleholders on the bench and love the look. I don't think it's practical for everyday, but it would be nice on special occassions.

With this candleholder I made the holes a little larger and put little votives in there, some nice plain ones would look great too. You can find the driftwood candleholder tutorial here.

I'm enjoying the lovely glass vases with candles, to me it's simple, clean and fresh.
Not sure what the paint color is as I got it from the oops bin at HD but I love it!

I also freshened thing up by placing some of my favorite waverly linen fabric cushions. I love the blue/green color with the lovely floral pattern. Anyone who has been following my blog for a while knows that I change my cushions almost as often as my underwear! Lol.

I hope you all enjoyed my attempt at Refreshing my family room for spring. Maybe you'd like to take a look at some other spring room refreshing over at Jennifer's.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

I'll also be linking up with these ladies this week:

Refreshing our rooms party

Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday's Treasures@ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesdays @ Faded Charm
POPP @ Domestically Speaking
Good life Wednesdays @ Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday @ MMS