Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When a project is better in your head....


Ryan found another bed to turn into a bench.
In some ways I liked it better than the one he made for me.
But this one is going to the store...
He found this double bed at a thrift store.
He cut the foot board in half and made the arms.
The first bench we he made from a twin bed ,
he made it kinda narrow,
I can only fit half a butt cheek on it ....
( I'm not that big , really )

So anyway, I asked him to make this one a little wider.
He even got a little fancy around the bottom of the seat.
He did I great job.



Then it was my turn .
YIKES !
This had to be one of my most trying paint projects yet.
A few colorful words were used in the painting of this bench.
In order to not offend anyone,
I will keep those to myself !

Anyway...
After 2 cans of my favorite spray paint ,
one coat with a brush ( which I hate more than anything),
then another can of spray paint.
I finally decided ENOUGH !
I wasn't totally happy with it.
I think this may have been the perfect project to try chalk paint on..
too late now....


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Ryan also "found" this little Queen Anne table for me .
They're both a little chippy and rustic.
I think they would be perfect for a porch don't you ?
Ever have a project that just gave you fits?
This one did me :)

But it's done ...
I think I deserve a cocktail ....

And what would a Wednesday post be without an Addie picture ?
Just can't do it !
Being silly with Tippy....

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13 comments:

  1. Hi! Visiting from 52 mantels. Love your headboard chair! I need to find a headboard I can redo like this. I think it came out great :)

    Im your newest follower! Would love a follow back if you like my site :)

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  2. That bench turned out great!! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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    1. Thanks for linking up! I pinned this to our Pomp Party board on Pinterest!

      Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  3. Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  4. This is too awesome! I remember seeing a bench made like this years ago. Thanks for reminding me about it. Still enjoying following ya!

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  5. Love this bench! Two cheek worthy! Thank you for sharing it at Meet Me Monday! I love seeing what you are up to! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  6. I really like that bench! So cute!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  7. OMG, seriously beautiful. I didn't like the headboard dark, and it was truly transformed when painted white. Your hubs is a keeper. Well both, your hubs and the bench. Thanks for sharing you white creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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