From Green to Weathered

2.24.2011

Bench Tutorial

Sorry I am a little slow getting this tutorial posted. 


I used an oops primer from Home Depot that is a blue gray and Alexandria beige by Benjamin Moore, but mixed in Sherwin Williams paint.


I hope you can see in these shots where I brushed on the gray primer in several places and then the
beige paint in several places and even overlapped the paints. I still left some small areas of green
showing. I wanted to give the look of this being weathered over time.


Here is another shot of the colors being brushed on in various places.


Then I mixed black paint (Sherwin Williams Seal) with glaze. Mix four parts glaze to one part paint or less paint if you don't want a lot of color.


Here you can see the glaze going on. This is what really gave the bench the deeper gray color.
Do a small area at a time and them wipe it off with a damp rag.
 Here you can see how the black glaze stays in the crevices and imperfections of the wood.


This was really pretty easy and I love the way it turned out.
Just remember there is no perfect way of doing this and it is only paint. If it isn't right it
can be painted again.






This is who I spent the afternoon with yesterday.
They change so fast!


KIM

Joining Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday
The Stories of A 2 Z for Tutorials and Tips

42 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job on that bench! But, you know I do so love seeing that sweet baby girl! I know you had a wonderful afternoon spending time with her. Those stockings are too cute!

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  2. Awww...look at Leila..she is getting so big! Great tutorial Kim..easy to follow:)

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  3. You have supported all the paint companies! Good job. I have the seal color to do the inside of my front door. Just can't find the time. Brave you to paint right up close to your car! Lovin the Leila pics.

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  4. I'm always happy to see your painting techniques. I still haven't gotten up the courage to try it! Beautiful baby girl!!!
    Best,
    Susan

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  5. I loved the green Kim, but this looks perfect in your home! GREAT pillow and what a beautiful family:)

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  6. the baby is just to cute for words just look at those blue eyes love her little outfit :)thanks for showing us how to do your paint job love the bench:)

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  7. The bench looks great! I loved the green too.

    What a cutie you spent the day with recently!!

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  8. WOW!!! It came out SOOO CUTE!!!! I will surely have to try that
    www.jaderbomb.com

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  9. I love how that came out with
    the grey tone glaze over it!!
    I also love how you spent the
    afternoon ~ Sooo precious!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  10. Thanks Kim for the tutorial, the bench is great! Layla is beautiful & growing so.

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  11. Thanks Kim for the tutorial, the bench is great! Layla is beautiful & growing so.

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  12. Oh Kim she is just a little cutie and look as those beautiful blue eyes!!I am going to have to try the black glaze on my next paint project I really like the look it gives. Martina

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  13. Love the bench, but it's the pillow that has stolen my heart away.

    Di

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  14. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your positive comments on my mirror! I love what you've done with this bench. You really captured that weathered look you were going for! I also love your rooster cushion. I have a bit of a rooster fetish and did a whole blog post about roosters recently!

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  15. Thanks Kim for that great tutorial but that grandbaby of yours is so precious! She has the most beautiful blue eyes.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  16. GReat tutorial. You are definitely becoming an expert in painting furniture. Everythings looks wonderful. Your granddaughter is so precious. Such a cutie. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Thanks for the great tutorial, the bench looks fabulous! And your granddaughter....too cute! Already a fashion trend setter!
    Jane

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  18. Adorable granddaughter! The bench looks great and love it thet you paint it next to your car in the garage... I have done that and my husband hates it!!!
    "I'll be really careful." - me
    :)
    Great post!

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  19. Great tutorial, I love how the bench turned out... and your granddaughter is so beautiful!

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  20. I am working on 2 dressers right now that are going through a different transition. They did not sell, so they are changing.

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  21. Nice job - thanks for the tutorial.
    She is so cute, and yes they change very quickly.
    Thanks for the nice comment.

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  22. Thank you for the tutorial. The bench looks wonderful! Your granddaughter looks like an Angel!

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  23. I love the bench Kim- it came out absolutely beautiful. You really should paint and sell some of your creations- they are so gorgeous! I'm dropping you an email- I have a couple questions about the link parties. Hugs, Courtney

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  24. I love this bench Kim. You did a great job.

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  25. Oh my goodness she is getting cuter by the day...miss my grands

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  26. What a transformation - I love it....your grandgirlie....sweet!

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  27. The bench is so cute I really love the glaze you put on it. And that baby awww soo sweet she has gorgeous eyes. I know your so proud.

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  28. It is good to know th glaze will mix with paint. I have two more paint projects lined up if the gardening does not get me first! Thanks bunches for this tutorial.

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  29. You have totally inspired me! I am starting my first re do project this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration....and the phrase "It's only paint!"

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  30. I love your bench transformation and the tutorial was great! Great photos at the end. Her little feet are so cute!

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  31. Thanks so much for the info on your bench...what a little doll you have here!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. I love how this bench turned out! Thanks for the tutorial, I may have to try it!
    Your granddaughter is adorable! My Zoe just turned one last week. Yes, they do grow up fast! ~Delores

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial Kim!! Very useful and soon to be copied!!

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  34. What a darling grand daughter! Your bench looks wonderful, and knowing you, Kim, you will repaint it before too long ;).

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  35. That really was green...it looks absolutely great. So, none of the green shows in the finished piece, right?

    Your little sweetheart is growing...look at those cute little feet! She's a doll.

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  36. That bench turned out so amazing. I love the color combination you used. So pretty.
    That baby is soooooo cute. How can you not spend time with her.

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  37. The bench looks great. I haven't had the opportunity to do any major painting project, but I know where I'll be checking in when the time arrives. You've done some amazing transformations.

    Oh my, Leila is so darn cute. How old is she now? Our little Avery will be 4 weeks on Sunday. Can't wait to see her again.
    CAS

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  38. This is seriously fabulous. I love the technique you used. It looks amazing!

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  39. Hi Kim, how adorable Leila is, how old now she is? kids of that age are so cute and make you involve in themselves, my kisses and hugs to her...
    Bench look great Kim... Now I am seriously planning for some paint magic... may be very soon....

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  40. Love the colors! Very pretty!
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  41. Love how this turned out! It looks beautiful!

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  42. Gorgeous! I needed the tutorial as I am wanting to try a weathered project myself :)

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