Wednesday, June 23, 2010

blue bench.

this bench started out solid black, and was painted blue using spray paint (it's actually best to use a latex-based paint, but we worked with what we had!). it was feeling a little too bright, so to tone the whole thing down a few notches, i did a heavy antiquing glaze on it, and now it matches the bedding perfectly, and adds such a soft, custom feel to the room.

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for those of you that have questions about how i paint furniture, please head over to how to be mediocre at everything today for my guest post with some of my tips & tricks!

11 comments:

  1. It was just what I needed. Thanks!
    ~Darcie

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  2. did she find the bench at a thrift store?! if you're ever out and happen across something like this, let me know! this is pretty much what we want at the end of our bed :) well done!

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  3. i'm not sure where she found it - probably craigslist :)

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  4. The bench is fabulous with the burlap! Love the blue color, too. Stunning!

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  5. Beautiful!! you have a great job and you do it very well.

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  6. i love benches and i love THAT bench in particular. love the burlap and the antiquing. that room is great!

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  7. Oh, Kristen, your stuff always looks fantastic. I hope you come back to Fresh Coat Friday to feature a new piece every week!

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  8. wow I love the look of this!

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  9. Hi Kristin! I love your blog, it is so inspiring. How do you do your antique glazes? Do you just brush on and leave? or wipe off after a little bit? I am re-doing an old piece in my house and want to antique it. Thanks! Carey

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