The Green is Gone and Wow Us Wednesdays Party 2

2.16.2011


Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays party #2.

I gave you a little teaser this morning of my latest paint project. I grew tired of the bright green color 
of this bench and Mr. Savvy never liked this color. With warmer spring like days here I am wanting
to lighten and brighten everything.  I had a vision for this bench and love how it turned out.



 Here is a reminder of the before. I had already started sanding here.


Awwwww much better.








This is where the apple painting moved to from the sunroom.










I will share the tutorial of how I achieved this paint finish soon.

Now I want you to WOW US!!!!

Guidelines:
Please link up your intended post and not just your blog home page.
  Please put a link or my button in your post so others can find the party and join in. The button is on my sidebar.
Take time to visit a few other participants and maybe find some new blogs to enjoy.
No advertising, please.
I hope you will become a follower if you are new here.

I have switched to inlinkz from linky tools for this party so I hope all goes well.


109 comments:

  1. It`s gorgeous!....I loved the green, but this is waaaay better!

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  2. Part of the WOW tonight was how easy it was to LINK! I don't know how I linked so QUICK...and easy! But it's great, Kim! And I love your bench and the beautiful pillow! It looks so different now! I love it! And thanks for the EASY linky! I'm still trying to figure out how I did it! lol ♥♥♥

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  3. I love the difference Kim!

    Thanks so much for hosting this event.

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  4. You're right Kim, it looks much better-- The apples and chicken are perfect additions to the spot, too!

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  5. WOWEE! Kim this looks fabulous. Love the new color so much more. Great job!

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  6. love the bench goes great in your home and your accessories look so good with it they compliment the color.

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  7. You never cease to amaze me. You make it look so easy.

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  8. Ahhhh....love it. Post tutorial soon...I want to know the paints you used.
    ~Angie

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  9. Wow, Kim! What a difference! I love it! The details really show up with the new color! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  10. I absolutely LOVE that bench and that rooster pillow too!

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  11. Very nice, Kim! It looks very sophisticated!

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  12. Love that paint finish! It looks SO good. The pillow is adorable.

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  13. Beautiful, Kim! You just paint and decoupage your little ole heart out there in your neck of the woods. Now get me inspired, would ya?
    Brenda

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  14. Oh my...you are just so good at painting. You really really are. You amaze me.

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  15. I loved your bench before, but love the fresh new look too. Paint is just so much fun! And thanks so much for hosting!

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  16. The new color and finish is wonderful...I'll be checking back to hear your "How To" :)
    Joining in on the party too...#16, a "Chippy Welcome"...thanks so much, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  17. Much, much better. Looks like a whole different piece. Love the rooster pillow.

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  18. Wow ~ the bench looks so much better in that soft muted color and I love the way the painting and the pillow compliment it too! Great job!! Thanks for a great party.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. Wow what a difference! The green was nice too, but I really love the new finish. The rooster pillow goes perfectly with your bench!

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  20. Kim, your are a paint genius!!! Love it!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  21. Looking good...looks a lot the color that I'm planning on painting my OLD SHABBY FARMHOUSE CABINET, but I will say...I did like that green too:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Hi Kim, Thank You for hosting this evening. And I luv the bench it look GREAT!!!!!!

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  23. Kim it look Fabulous... But everything you do is... Your talent is magazine worthy, You should either do one online. I just saying I would buy it for sure...

    Pattie

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  24. Gorgeous "new" bench, Kim! I love this new linky.
    Yvonne

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  25. I liked the green but I LOVE the make-over. Does Mr.Savvy like it now? Hope so because I think it is perfect...AND I love that pillow too! Have a great night- Diana

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  26. Oh, yeah!! That's what I'm talkin' about! Beautiful job, Kim!!

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  27. I love how the bench turned out. So much better in that new color.

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  28. I LOVE the new paint job on the bench. It's softer and more serene! GREAT JOB!

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  29. ahhhhh is RIGHT! Much better and I just absolutley am in love with that rooster pillow..you know me and farmhouse love!

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  30. Love it Kim! I saw a really cute pillow today at Tuesday Morning and thought of you it was a white grain sack pillow with a sweet little bird on the front.

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  31. I love it -- it looks so much more like your style!

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  32. I love your changes...the new green is soft and nice!!!

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  33. Hi Kim! That bench looks great that color..very weathered effect. Thanks for the party..

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  34. Sorry about that Kim! I added your link to my post! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  35. Kim, I LOVE this bench! The new color looks great. Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  36. Kim,
    I always like your before and afters. :) I really love that pillow!

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  37. You sure Wowed us with that bench! I have linked up. Thank you so much for hosting this party!

    Carol

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  38. Your bench is so pretty - I love that soft color!

    Thanks for hosting and I'm a new follower!

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  39. Love the bench, it turned out fabulous. Great color and the rooster pillow is fabulous. The apple picture looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  40. It looks much better now, so soothing. The green is cute, but I guess you could get tired of that. Loving that cute pillow.

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  41. I liked the green before and when I first saw the tease, I thought you had gone green, but I just love the look up the updated bench and everything pulled together! Great job

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  42. I liked the green but I love, love, love the new color! And, the chicken pillow is awesome, too!

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  43. Wow Kim, you are getting so good at painting furniture with depth. I loved that Paris green on the bench and thought, what is she up to? But this is really quite lovely and shows off the lines of the bench so well. Nicely done!

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  44. That's a beautiful redo, Kim. I have that same exact bench, just in the original stained finish. I saw it in the Spiegel catalog and fell in love with it. A couple of months later, I saw it at an import place for a great price and I snapped it up. Now you're tempting me to paint it!

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  45. It really turned out nice. Did you paint your chicken on the pillow?

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  46. I bow to you! You are the Queen of painting!

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  47. LOVE it Kim!!! It is beautiful! Thanks for hosting :)

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  48. Love the bench can't wait to see the how to. I also really like the chicken pillow. Did you paint that too? Thanks for hosting I love to see all the things others do.

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  49. Kim it looks great, but I loved the bright green also. You are lucky to have such a talent and a love of painting to do all these wonderful transformaions. Kathysue

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  50. Wow Kim that looks fantastic, love that finish.Thanks for hosting this party. I am so thrilled to be joining for the first time!

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  51. You did it again Kim! That bench looks absolutely gorgeous! I'll be watching for the tutorial because I am determined to try my hand at this one of these days. Thanks so much for hosting! :-)
    Vanessa

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  52. Hi! I'm new to the party and am now a follower! I love the bench and can't wait to see the tutorial on the paint technique... Theresa xoxo

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  53. Love the redo on the bench! Great job!

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  54. So pretty Kim, and I love the pillow and that beautiful apple painting! It all looks wonderful together!

    Kat :)

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  55. It looks great! I am lovin' the apple print above the bench, too! Thanks for hosting Kim!

    Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  56. Thanks so much everyone and to answer some questions. No, I did not paint the pillow. Afraid I am not that artistic. The pillow was bought last year from Pottery Barn.

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  57. Thanks for the linky party - I love the bench painted cream (a little easier on the eyes). I hope some cupcakes and the photo experiments I took of them qualifies as a Wow Us WEdnesday entrant.

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  58. I love the new color, Kim! Especially with that particular pillow on it. Consider me WoWed! :)

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  59. Kim, your bench turned out great! Love the new color!

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  60. wow, that bright green was pretty intense! Thanks for hosting this blog party.

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  61. I have to say, I am loving the new cream color! The rooster pillow is adorable too!

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  62. Looks great Kim! I loved it in green too. It looks totally different now - paint is amazing...and so are you!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  63. Back by to say THANK YOU for putting Linky up early so we can go to bed. I appreciate it very much. :))
    xoxo

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  64. Kim,

    Painter's Anonymous called, they want to make a house visit!

    ha ha
    Ok, you know I'm just jealous and love everything you've done. Did my truck arrive?

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  65. Gorgeous, Kim! And you have the WOW factor of RED that my post is all about. :-)
    ~ Sarah

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  66. Kim, that is a wow! You are becoming a awesome refinisher! Every piece is better than the last, great job!

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  67. Great job Kim, I love the new color!! Martina

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  68. Wow, the bench turned out great, Kim! I'm such a fan of painted furniture...

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  69. I love the transformation on that bench. It is gorgeous!!!

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  70. Kim, the bench looks phenomenal. I love this look. You have really become a pro and painting. I am so impressed. Ummm, and that Rooster pillow I ADORE!! =)

    Thanks for hosting! XOXO ~Liz

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  71. Haha! I was right! I look forward to hearing how you acheived this coloring. It is beautiful! Great job!

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  72. You are amazing! And I love the rooster pillow with it! Great job!

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  73. I love the new color! So beautiful - a definite improvement! I agree with the others about wanting to see a tutorial or something - it's a great finished look!

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  74. Hi Kim, Your bench looks so beautiful! I love the new color, and the pillow too! You can find the stencil at maison de stencils.I ordered it online.

    Kathy

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  75. Fantastic transformation Kim, I'm liking the new color much better too. Much easier on the eye.

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  76. Wow is right! I love that weathered look! The green was so bright and cheery, but now it has that sophisticated Gustavian look. You could have picked that bench off of 1st Dibs and paid a fortune for it. I love what paint can do. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this fab party.

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  77. Well.. everything's been said :-)

    I thought I liked the green, this is so much better! Perfect accents, the rooster pillow(have to find me some of these) and the apples painting.

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  78. Oh Kim! I love the bench now! I like how the green peeks out from underneath and the picture above is just beautiful!

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  79. Kim your bench looks amazing!

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  80. That link was quick and easy Kim! I just fell in love with what you did with the bench and the apple picture and rooster pillow go so well with it...it just looks perfect!

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  81. Kim - that bench turned out amazing!!!! I just linked up #102 - a kitchen I built for my kids - inspired by the Pottery Barn ones.

    Thanks for hosting, I know there is a cost now, and greatly appreciate your hostessing skills!!!

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  82. The bench looks looks great, Kim! I love the color...can't wait for the tutorial. Your apple picture is one of my favorites. I would love to have one just like it in my kitchen, and the rooster pillow is perfect.

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  83. The bench looks so awesome-right out of a magazine. Well done. Have a great week.

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  84. I love the new color combo you used. It has a very weathered wood, beachy look to it now. I love that.

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  85. There we go I fixed it now when you click on the little picture it links to your pages. Thanks for telling me I thought that I had did that.

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  86. I love how it turned out!! Sooo pretty!!

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  87. The bench is beautiful Kim! Wow! Great job.

    Thanks for hosting the party!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  88. Your bench is so pretty! Love the new color!
    You always do a great job!

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  89. Hi Kim
    Your bench turned out great. Love the new color.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a great day.
    Sue

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  90. Love the new color!
    I have that same pillow in my kitchen on an old chair!

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  91. The bench looks so fresh and pretty. I'm visiting many of your party links, but didn't feel like I had anything to contribute. I've been a lazy girl.

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  92. Simply beautiful! I look forward to the tutorial.
    Thanks for hosting. I linked up.
    xo,
    Sena

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  93. This bench looks way better Kim! Has that swedish look I love!

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  94. The bench is to die for!! Waaaaay better than it was before. What a genius you are!

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  95. 95 comments! Holy Moly...just wanted you to know I love the bench. I can't wait to find out how you did it. Thanks for hosting...this is a really great way for new bloggers to meet others. Ann

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  96. Your painting technique is incredible. I'm wowed by everything you do. Thanks for hosting.

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  97. Hi! I just found your blog and your Wow Us Wednesdays! I just joined in on the fun for the first time. Thank you for hosting!!! I look forward to 'meeting' everyone.
    Faye
    Wild Rose Vintage

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  98. Love the bench re-do. Very pretty. Everything you do is so nice. I love visiting your blog and getting inspired. Thanks for sharing and especially thanks for the great Wow party. Karie

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  99. Very pretty, hope to see you over at My Dream Canvas :-)

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  100. I thought your green bench was very pretty, however, the new finish you did is EXQUISITE! Well done... and thanks for hosting another WOW party.

    Lori

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  101. It's beautiful, Kim! I can't wait to see your tutorial. I struggle so with anything other than straight painting. Every time I try to do something special, it turns to disaster!

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  102. Thanks for bringing my "oops" to my attention. :) I changed it yesterday. And thanks so much for this fun party. There are so many talented people in blogland!!

    xoxo
    jenny

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  103. Thanks Kim! I had not changed your button to the new button! I fixed it! It is now on my link lists as the first one on Wednesday! Have a great weekend! Christie at three pixie lane

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  104. Love the new look you created with the bench. You painting techniques are really great! The rooster pillow is a cutie. Joining you this week for the party.

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  105. Really nice, Kim! I love it!...Christine

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  106. Beautiful! Looks awesome. I loved the green color but this is just well beautiful. LOL
    I'll have to catch up on the link ups.

    Michele

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  107. WOW,WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe the differnce in that bench!!!! It looks GORGEOUS!!! I just love it, Kim! XO, Pinky

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