Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The bench / coffee table

The bench and I are having a love/hate relationship.

I had this inspiration

This bench would serve two purposes for me.  I needed a coffee table and hadn't been happy with anything I had found but I love this bench.

That ... of course I could build it myself.... so I went out to blog land looking for a tutorial.

I built problem in that department.

now I had to paint it...this is the love/hate part.

So started with the white worn look.

Ummm...came out looking sort of pink with the mocha glaze. 

I don't think faux painting is for me.  I don't think I am patient enough.  So my next inspiration is plain old paint in a cute color.

So while at Lowe's today to pick up some spray paint for another project I had to stop and go thru the paint chips and came away with this little test can.

Tried to paint it with a mix of white...came out looking sort of beach looking.  Cute but not what I was going for.  I want to slipcover my furniture in white so just wanted a pop of color.

 Linking to Metamorphosis Monday  



  1. Wow, nice job with the building part of it,and I really like the color!
    Very pretty.

  2. Very impressive carpentry talents you have there Girl. I like the color even though it is impressive of the beach. It's kind of like Tiffany Blue in the picture.... ;)

  3. Wow! And I LOVE the color!!! That paint chip is on the wall in one of our bedrooms. We're going to be painting soon and are in the deciding phase of colors.

  4. I am right in the middle of what to do with my sunroom dilemna and I love the brightness of the inspiration photo! Thanks for sharing and I love how your little bench turned out!!

  5. @The Shanty Girl
    I am so envious....I wish I had a sunroom or screened in porch. I am popping over to your blog to be a follower. Make sure you keep us updated on the sunroom!