My Bench

I have this bench that I love, but it was a little drab:

 

So I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and did a little dry brushing to brighten it up:


I was going to paint it solid and sand. As I started painting, I realized that it wasn’t necessary. The dry brush over the gray was the look that I wanted.




Can I just say, I am loving the changes that are happening in my kitchen! Chalk Paint to the rescue again!


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Comments

  1. 1
    Vicky says:

    I love it! Can I please have it? Very nice staging.

  2. 2

    Okay. Now I HAVE to try chalk paint. I love how you allowed the woodgrain/markings to show thru. Just perfect :)

  3. 3
    Kelli says:

    What a cool bench. I love the new color! I am recovering my breakfast room chairs right now, and the fabric I’m using is the green version of the fabric on your cushion:)

  4. 4
    Vanessa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Debbie! I love it and I really like that pop of buttery yellow in those pillows. Your entire space looks so fresh and inviting…wish we could pop over for a cup of coffee! :-)
    Thanks for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

  5. 5
    Rosemary says:

    Nice color. I love to drybrush, it adds great texture and dimension. The fabric choices bring the drama. Beautiful!

  6. 6
    Meg says:

    It looks WONDERFUL! I love the blue…and you’re right–dry brushing did the trick! Great job.

  7. 7

    It looks wonderful! Love the contrast with your cushions.

  8. 8
    Suzanne says:

    Huge and wonderful improvement! I am itching to try the new chalk paint, too.

  9. 9
    Beth says:

    This is beautiful and I love your pillows, too! I am excited to try the chalk paint SOON:)!

    Beth

  10. 10
    Kelli says:

    It looks great! I’m a new follower and I’d love if you’d follow back!

    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

  11. 11
    Lanell says:

    I’m a brand new follower from Debbie’s link party. This might just be one of my all time favorite benches. The design is awesome and the way you redid it is perfect. Quick, get me a tissue…..I keep drooling. I LOVE IT.

  12. 12

    I love this project. AND your photos look great too. Thanks so much for linking up to Fab Friday so my readers can enjoy the eye candy! Have you tried the bench on the side of the table by the window? I think it would look cool.

    Warmly, Michelle

    • 12.1
      Debbie says:

      Thanks Michelle! You know what, it used to be on the other side! But if you could see the view, you’d know why I moved it! (I’ll email you a pic from my phone) Thanks for the Fab Friday link up!
      Debbie

  13. 13
    debbie says:

    You are so talented. I really enjoy my visits here, I just never know what you have up your sleeve next. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  14. 14
    Robyn says:

    What a great bench! I’d love to find something like that for a porch I hope to have one day ;-)

    Visiting from Debbiedoos!

  15. 15
    Linnea says:

    I have this same bench! I had it in my walk in closet at my condo, but now I’ve moved to a new home and you have given me some great ideas for it! I love what you’ve done!

  16. 16
    KARIN says:

    It looks totally fab-u-lussss!!!!! I love it!!
    Great job!
    Karin

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