Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bench Before And After

Hello Friends,
I picked up this old bench at the antique shop. It was in pretty bad shape! I knew with some work it could look good again.I love a good challenge.


 

It was missing a chunk of wood on all four corners.
 

I used my wood filler.
 
 
This is the best tool for shaping, and sanding in a tight space.
 
 
I painted it polar bear white. Behr paint from home depot, and glazed it with ralph lauren tea stain.I love the patina!
 
 
This stencil is working hard!!
 
 

Right now it's in my bedroom.I'm not sure where i want it yet.

 

29 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- I LOVE it- LOVE it- LOVE it. Can I ask where you got the stencil? Someone told me once and I can't find the post...drat it!
You did a great job and it is NOT easy to repair wood so it looks decent-you did a fine job! xxoo Diana

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

It turned out beautiful! I love the stenciling. :)

Comeca Jones said...

I love it!

Shabbygal said...

Ohh I love it! I have wanted to try stenciling on fabric but kinda scared is it that hard? You did an awesome job! Traci

AntiqueChase said...

Awesome transformation!

Okie Chic said...

Looks so pretty and I love the wine carrier out of old doors that you did in the previous post. You are so talented.

Martina said...

Kathy I LOVE how that bench turned out!! It looks perfect in your bedroom near that chair. Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's so pretty, Kathy, I'll bet it will fit in great wherever you decide to put it!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It looks amazing! That is a sweet lil tool isn't it.I know we have one but I don't think I have ever used it.Now I know I can reshape if chunks are gone.~Cheers Kim

Brenda Kula said...

You just continually amaze me! I would have thrown that out as rubbish. And now it's gorgeous!
Brenda

Cindy said...

OMG! That an amazing transformation! It's such a pretty little bench now...

Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathy, that looks so good. Did you buy the stencil at a store or order one?

Cindy said...

oh my gosh! what a difference! you transformed that dowdy little bench into the most charming thing ever... !

Cindy

Heather said...

What a wonderful transformation! Looks amazing!

Char said...

that is gorgeous! you make it look so easy!

Pamela Gordon said...

This looks really great! I love that stencil too. Pam

sissie said...

Love the color and the stencil is fab. Wonderful job.

hugs
Sissie

Passionate for White said...

Great job on repairing the wood and overall...AWESOME!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the makeover...very pretty!!!

Restoration House said...

Amazing transformation and great repair job!
Kim:)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You covered the flaws perfectly! I couldn't tell where you added the putty. The bench looks really good matched with your chair! Love the stencil! xo, Michelle

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Cathy what a difference! How do you ever find time to 'Blog' with all your projects you find?! Just beautiful.
Maura :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That's a great transformation! Love the color and the new seat cover! I like it in your bedroom with the chair!~Hugs, Patti

Kim said...

Hi Kate,
It is gorgeous. Beautiful job.

Kim

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You're just an inspiration Kathy! I love this transformation! Stencil away!

mariondee-designs said...

What a transformation.. I absolutely love it! Maryann

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Kathy, this is beautiful! You can't even see the repairs! This piece is timeless and will be beautiful wherever it ends up!

Lou Cinda

Alaina said...

I don't think I stop in and tell you enough how talented you are with paint. I am inspired by your vegtable bin, if it is going in your house it is going to be pretty. Makes me want to go and get the wood box out of the burn pile. Have a wonderful weekend.

pineapplelane@hotmail.com said...

I love the bench (and the whole room)so much. Please, please, I would love to know where you got your stencil. Thank you so much!