6.25.2013

Pre-Blog Projects


 I was going through some of my old photos last night and came across a few with furniture pieces from before I refinished them!  Oh, the memories it brought back.  So I thought it would be fun to tell you a little about them: 


 If you've looked at my "Things I've Painted" page, you will recognize both of these pieces!

TV Console NOW

THEN:
We bought this piece from a unique furniture store in Gilbert, AZ called The Potato Barn.  I had it almost 7 years before I refinished it.
And that adorable face is my middle boy Barrett :)

When refinishing this piece, I left the top alone, and painted the bottom with a creamy white (not sure the color.....remember this is Pre-Blog!).  I glazed it with an antiquing glaze, but used a DRY cloth instead of a damp cloth to give it a heavier antique look

Ok, moving on!

Bench NOW:

THEN:
 I love this bench!  When I was growing up this bench was in the waiting room at my Dad's office.  When I was a senior in High School, my Dad went to work for a company and moved out of the office.  I begged him to let me keep the bench!  He so lovingly did, and even stored it for me while I went off to college!  So I have had this bench for a loooong time!
Sitting on it in this picture is my oldest son Talmage (it was his 5th birthday)

 I used the exact same technique for this bench as I did for the TV console:


So now you know the history behind these two pieces that you've
 seen throughout my blog!


Therena

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23 comments:

  1. So pretty! And inspiring! If I bought something brand new I'd be worried to refinish it right away...So I'd probably put up with something I didn't like, rather than take a gamble and try something new.

    Love the finished products!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I've tried living with stuff before and it never lasts long lol

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  2. You are one talented painter!! I've enjoyed scrolling through your posts this morning...lot's of great ideas!
    XO,
    Christy

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  4. The bench is really beautiful. I love the color and the detail.

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  5. Love the colorful pop of green on your whimsical bench!

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  6. That is a very beautiful bench, and the color choice is perfect! Love it, thanks for linking this up to the DIY Sunday Showcase! PINNED!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! And thanks for always hosting the Sunday Showcase!

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  7. I'm visiting from Marty's blog. You did a fantastic job on the bench and console. I've got to paint several items, and you've inspired me. Have a wonderful July 4th!

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    1. Thanks so much! GLad I've inspired you! Same to you...Enjoy your 4th!

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  8. Both these pieces are amazing. I love the paint treatments you gave them. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. THANK YOU Marty!! You are always so sweet!

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  9. great pieces, love the bench the most though!

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    1. Thanks Kim! Yeah the bench is my fav too!

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  10. The bench is absolutely beautiful. Can you share the paint color? I have so wanted to try this for years, but am too afraid! I LOVE THE COLOR!

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  11. The bench is absolutely gorgeous! I have a few pieces that I have wanted to try a color like that on, but I have been too afraid, would you mind sharing the paint color.? I LOVE THE BENCH

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    1. Thank you SO much Stephanie! Yes, of course! I usually try to give all that info but I guess I forgot!!! Its Valspar's Meadow Breeze. Then I put a heavy glaze on top! Go for it, don't be afraid, lol!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing! You are very talented!

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