September 13, 2011

Easy Bench Re-Do

1.  This is the weathered bench from my friend's porch.  I modge-podged various scrapbook papers onto the top.  Kept them large which I don't normally do, but wanted to keep some of the written pieces in tact so I kept everything aligned in scale.

2.  Then I dabbed on layers of paint and modeling paste.  I wanted the wood to peek through in places, but also wanted enough coverage to be colorful.  It took awhile because I had trouble getting the colors the way I wanted.

3.  Finally it debuted on the porch. I added the sweater pillows and voila!  It's a cozy place to gather with my family or to step out for a quiet morning with coffee and computer.

**Taking these photos was a hoot because my camera screen is broken (since last weekend - sniff). I was guessing my shots as I took them and had to wait until they were downloaded to see them.  It made for quite the picture adventure.

14 comments :

  1. What a unique piece of art, and a great conversation piece too ... Great idea!

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  2. Bench looks really great - good job!

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  3. Oh, it's spectacular! Ive said it before, but... it bears repeating. YOU ARE SO TALENTED!!!

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  4. Catherine, as usual, you blow me away!! LOVE it! :-)

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  5. Joanne, thanks! I hope it does start conversations because I love me a good visit!
    Mary, it WAS fun! I may do something like it with my dresser next.
    Pat, thank you! :)
    Corey, you're so encouraging! Thank you.
    Shannon, thanks sweet lady!

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  6. I love, love, LOVE furniture re-dos. I think it is fabulous to take a piece and breath new life into it. I have several different pieces in my garage I am working on. So fun, right! The bench looks fabulous! Have a beautiful rest of the week. :)

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  7. fabulous! and those pillows are cute too!

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  8. Jen, I'd love to see what you're working on!
    Tara, thank you. The pillows were made by my friend who passed away in June so they are very precious to me.

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  9. You are fabulous!! I think I'm being quite honest when I say that is the coolest bench I have ever seen and I am slobbering with envy, wishing I could have one like it!

    And you were taking pictures the old fashioned way! I still can't believe I used to take pictures and not know right away what they looked like. How did we survive back in those stone ages? :)

    Amy

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  10. What a great project! You are so artsy!!

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  11. Valerie, :D
    Amy, I don't know how we survived! ;)
    Kristin, it was a nice change from canvas.

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