The other bench

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.

Ok…..the truth.

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.

Oh…..

I didn’t know that.

But….

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.

Wah lah!

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.

Before…..

After.

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!

Love,

Me

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PPS.
I’m linking up to:

Friday:
http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Saturday:
http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Sunday:
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/
http://www.freckledlaundry.com/
The DIY Show Off

Monday:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/

Tuesday:
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-birthday-to-nifty-thrifty.html
http://hopestudios.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.tipjunkie.com
Wednesday:
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.abeachcottage.com/2011/08/good-life-wednesday-linky-party-dreamy-flowers-at-my-place.html#more-5063

0 thoughts on “The other bench

  • August 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm
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    Your seriously killing me with those couches.  I saw a redo on one of the a few months back and fell in love then, and then saw yours and now I am obsessing about finding one of those couches!!  Your stuff is really great!  I enjoy seeing your before and afters, great inspiration!!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm
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    Love Love Love your humor and your projects. Have never used the AS but am wanting too trying to learn about processes. thanks so much, love your attitude!!!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm
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    I’m not a big fan of distressed furniture but I do think you have done a fantastic job on these benches.  And it’s so cool that you can turn right around and seel them!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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    Looks great!!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm
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    You do a great job on these. I’m even thinking with your little tutorials I could maybe even do this once my garage is built. I did try a project years ago going for just the look you have here. It turned out well, but not as well had I used chalk paint as you do.

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  • August 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm
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    Thanks to you, my coffee table is going under the brush!  I really appreciate the work you do.  What an inspiration!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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    ohhhhh….I’m in love with the Mini-Me, baby bench!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm
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    Oh, love them both!  So good I don’t live near you…I’d be flat broke.  But you always do make it sound like I could totally do it!  So, how’s your BP?  (I’m gonna ask until you answer).

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  • August 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm
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    Oh wow…they are both great and I cannot choose!!!  🙂

    And clearly you didn’t do it wrong because the second one is fabulousness!!! 

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  • August 20, 2011 at 1:58 am
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    Laura Gonzalez  Laura, you always make me feel good. Why don’t you hang around here when I wear a bathing suit. I think you would make me feel great ; ) Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 1:59 am
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    @  Did you say something? I can’t hear you ; ) would you believe I forgot my follow up! This morning ! BP not been as high but high……monitoring it. Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:00 am
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    @71a7eeed3ec5d3dd22ab7ee9897b800f:disqus  Doesn’t that qualify me to get pictures of your project? I want to see! Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:02 am
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    Kurt, since you are figuring it out….how do I reply to “you” when your email doesn’t show up? Tell me that one why don’t ya? I love your wife’s “tablogginging” comment! I think I love her! I want you to look at my “table” re-do and “coffee table” re-do…I didn’t use chalk paint and look was almost identical….so don’t fell that you need chalk paint. FYI ; ) Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:03 am
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    @43960016a2ab6b068344b1b2fc49f9ef:disqus  You know what….I am not a fan of just painting wood either! I LOVE wood! But it is neat…when they are not “heritage” pieces…to see the transformations! Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:04 am
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    My main tip…..water it down…but I am cheap ; ) I will share more thoughts later this week. Want to work on one more batch first. Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:05 am
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    I thought I was original! ; ) Of course…I wanted to invent spanx after they were invented too……. Keep coming around. Love hearing from you! Love, Me

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:12 am
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    You are doing great!! Keep up the great work, finding furniture is hard but you are a CL expert so I am sure you will not have any trouble.  I would like to know where you get the sample pots of Annie Slones Chalk Paint?

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  • August 20, 2011 at 7:41 am
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    In defense, I think I can only plead that I am still in the amateur phase of blogging. I will have to take a look at how to put my email with this, I’m sure I just overlooked something. I do have my email at the bottom of my blog now…way at the bottom…cause I’m not really all that good with email. 

    its kurtcuboid@gmail.com

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  • August 20, 2011 at 8:11 am
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    well, this is kind of interesting also. I see that your reply to my comment was sent by Disqus to my email and I am responding again this second time through my email…lets see if it works…

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  • August 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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    Love your work-wanted to let you know I’m showing off your chair transformation today at my place!

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  • August 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm
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    Very funny post and very nice little sister to the bigger one.

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  • August 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm
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    Both are lovely pieces so it would be hard to decide. Love that little sister has the storage spot.

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  • August 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm
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    This turned out so cool. I thought it would turn out too blue, but with the dark wax it didn’t. You do nice work Obi Wan!

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  • August 23, 2011 at 12:49 am
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    Your benches are wonderful.  I like the second one best–I just love the smaler size.

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  • August 23, 2011 at 12:58 am
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    Wonderful!  Love the blue!

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  • August 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm
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    beautiful!  i love the moody color you chose- it keeps it nice and masculine!

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  • August 24, 2011 at 12:41 am
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    Hi! This looks fantastic! I love the tip on watering down the paint. I’m using chalk paintnright now and I hate how fast I go through it ( that stuff ain’t cheap!), so this a great suggestion! How do you wax wrong? Really, I was just going to go with the wax-on wax-off method, but I want to do it right!

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  • August 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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    I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I just saw this question. check out Miss Mustards seeds “wax and paste” post. I would rather someone with more experience answer that question. I am still trying to figure out ASCP paste. I’m not a big fan of it! Let me know if her tutorial helps….or I will google away for more answers for you! Love, Me

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  • August 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm
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    Who cares if you did the wax wrong if it looks great right! You keep waxing your heart away:) It looks fantastic!

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