You guys have been awesome and I have LOVED reading all of your comments over the last few transformations! I may not be able to respond to everyone of them but I read them all and it has inspired me even more! You guys mean so much to me!
As for the PB/Shabby Chic/Cottage Style/Vintage/Bu-gly ( I have called it everything I could think of on the linky parties)………..
I so wish I could find some more BU-GLY sets like that one!
The response was great from Beaches Coastal Creations….and from you guys and it has my wheels turning about so many different possibilities for these pieces!!!
But in the meantime…..
I have been meaning to show you my “other” bench that I did.
You all saw this one……
But I didn’t get to show you the other one….
She had a baby sister….with storage.
I used these two AS paints as my primary colors…..
I put a glob or two of the graphite into the blue.
Please get your glob-o-meter out to measure that.
And yes….I added water…..
I promise you. Unless I win the lottery, I will water down this chalk paint.
Even if I won the lottery, I would still water down the paint.
It works and stretches it out!
It became this color and consistency.
And when it was painted on …..
It looked like this.
NOTE: I added another coat. From now on….I think I will only do one. I am learning that I really don’t need two unless I am going for another color.
With two coats…….
It looked like this…..
I grabbed that little coco sample….
Watered it down….A-LOT…….and just brushed it all over……
I then distressed the piece……you know….sanded it down.
Scratched it up good….
Then added the dark paste.
ANOTHER NOTE: You are really supposed to put light paste on first then dark paste or your piece grabs the dark too much.
I didn’t know that.
I did the wax on/ wax right off….
And you want to see what it turned out like?
Even though, technically, I did the wax wrong.
Look at the sweet storage.
I left it the original color of the paint……
And guess what?
It sold so fast…..I wish I had 747 more. It never even made it to Beaches Coastal Creations.
Would somebody please find me more furniture.
BU-GLY and cheap PREFERRED!
What do you think?
Have a favorite between the two benches?
Would love to hear from you!
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