Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Bench

Before
After



Slight distressing

A little distressing on the legs








                                                  
I used  Martha Stewart paint in Sharkey Grey. I loved the color so much I decided not to do a faux finish. I used and iron on transfer sheet to add the image from  Olive Rue. Burlap is very stretchy so it was hard to get a really tight fit  on the seat. It's not perfect but I like the way it turned out. Since I didn't do an  aged finish on the paint I elected to take a light hand with the distressing. I think it has a  Scandinavian feel. What do you think?  I'm joining  Kim's Wow US Wednesday . And Furniture Friday at Miss Mustard Seeds .

                                                               
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31 comments:

  1. I think it's gorgeous Karen and you did a great job!
    Loving this soft grey look!!

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  2. Ooh la, la! Karen you did a really beautiful job! The paint color is perfect and I really love the image you chose!

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  3. REally pretty bench, you did a nice job on it.

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  4. Its so pretty- love the burlap cover- it's darling. I'm your neighbor at Kim's party- (sharing my french stands) stop by and say hello sometime! New follower here :)

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  5. I am really liking this bench.

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  6. Your bench looks fabulous, Karen!

    Love your blog, too! Stop by the Beach Bungalow sometime and say hello!

    Sue
    xo

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  7. I think it's adorable. I love sharkey gray. It's a great shade and works well on the bench. The burlap finishes it off great!

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  8. I love the color and it doesn't need to be glazed. Looks great just like it is. Thanks for joining the party.

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  9. Oh my, i'm in love!
    You know who took it if it's gone when you wake!
    XOXO
    Kristin
    Of course I'm kidding :)

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  10. I love everything about your little bench! That color is really pretty and looks perfect with the burlap.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Amanda
    xoxo

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  11. Beautiful! I would never have thought to use burlap, but it is perfect. Love the color too.

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  12. I think it turned out so beautifully! I haven't taken the time yet to do any transfers---I can see I need to!
    Have a great day,
    Rene

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  13. I think it's fabulous! Love the paint color, and the coushion of course!
    xxDaniella

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  14. OOO, I am so in COVET mode now...this is awesome. You did a fantastic job on it. NOW...I have a little bench that I would LOVE to do this on.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    xoxo bj

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  15. I have absolutely NO clue how all this is done. Do you download a pattern you like from Olive Rue, onto some type of transfer paper, then IRON it onto your fabric?
    Thanks...

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  16. This bench is too cute! But I'm really looking forward to what you do with the hutch and the dresser. What great pieces!

    I'll be following along!

    Best,
    Ashleigh

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  17. I love it! I am working on recovering an antique foot stool today and only hope mine turns out as fabulous as yours. I am using a vintage feed sack that is faded and worn and wonderful. Can't wait to get started. It's no nice to meet you. Hope you can come for a visit. xo

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  18. Great job! I've been looking for one to re-make almost exactly like this for my bathroom. I'm still on the lookout!

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  19. gorgeous !
    lovely !
    happy weekend :)
    Rosa

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  20. Karen, the bench came ot just wonderful!!
    I want to do some chairs with writing on them.
    Thank you for charing your scource. Love her Etsy Shop. I have the same question that Bj had...how do you get the transfers?
    Something new to learn.
    Keep up the great work...you inspired me!
    Happy weekend,
    Evi

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  21. Karen you are the best! thanks for the link. I love the way your bench came out. I've been having a hard time finding photo transfer paper....Never thought of checking walmart.
    xx
    Carole

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  22. Wow, that iron on is wonderful. What a pretty transformation!

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  23. Oh my, I just noticed your rug!!!! Where did you get that???

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  24. thanks for the visit!
    happy sunday Karen!
    Rosa

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  25. Karen beautiful job on the bench. I just love the burlap cushion!! Martina

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  26. You are a Renaissance woman, Karen. Is there nothing you can do?

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  27. Hi Karen, thanks for visiting my blog....I just became a follower of yours....I absolutely adore the bench you refinished!!!...I will be on the hunt for one for my home....Beautiful.
    Mariaelena

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