French Bench

10.20.2011

A few days ago I shared a peek at my latest project that I worked on last weekend.

 This is the sneak peek I showed you. This is what it looked like part way through.

Well, let's step back in time a little so you can see what the bench looked like originally. Not bad at all, but of course I had to spiffy it up.

Here it is in its first new color and I loved this look, too.

I painted it with Sherwin Williams silver mist and then distressed it and glazed it.

 It stayed this color for several months, but it wanted a change again. Yep, it told me so.

So come back later for the new look. I think you will like it.

40 comments:

  1. Such a nice frenchy bench, the lines are sooo pretty. Love it's "new" look!

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  2. I love both looks shown here, Kim, so I'm sure I'm going to love the new look! Can't wait to see it!

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  3. I loved both looks so I can't wait to see what you're up to next!

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  4. Very nicely done! Looks beautiful!

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  5. hmm..I can't imagine what change you made. I thought this was the reveal and was oohing and aahing. Pretty bench!

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  6. I love anything with cane-work and this is a fabulous piece which you transformed to something even more special..look forward to seeing what you level you have now taken it to.

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  7. I loved it before and it's looking good now, so can't wait to see the finished look.

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  8. Love it both ways! The distressing is gorgeous.

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  9. the new look is just stunning!! you have me a wild idea!! thank you thank you thank you!
    blessings,
    rebecca

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  10. That bench has great lines. Where did all of those great pillows come from? You might like the bicycling photos from France that I posted today.

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  11. It looks good in the silver mist~what is going to look like now?? More white?

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  12. Can't wait to see it's new look! I bought a french upholstered settee the other day and yesterday I bought a french upholstered chair and foot stool. Both need to be painted and recovered....I can't wait to start on them!

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  13. Love the way it turned out Kim, And by the way You will love the number sign when you get it....

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  14. Can't wait to see it Kim!!

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  15. I love your bench kim! I can't wait to see the new look.

    Kathy

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  16. wow!! It is absolutely beautiful..You are so talented:)

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  17. Kim, you tease!
    Both are honestly just gorgeous. What you do with Silver paint amazes me, it's not easy working with certain colors, and the silvers and golds are part of that difficult batch, it's too easy to go overboard, but you never do, your silvers always look as if they've patina'd over years and are stunning, so I can't wait to see what you've come up with for this pretty French Bench's third life, say that 3 times fast hehe

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  18. Kim, you need to start a little shop out of your garage doing this-looks great!!!

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  19. So pretty I wish I had your guts. I have some chairs that probably would look better painted I'm just too scared!!

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  20. I swear, Kim, if something sits still in your house for more than five minutes it gets a new coat of paint. I'll bet Bailey and The Mr. have nightmares about being painted. (just kidding ... the bench looks great like this and I eagerly anticipate a peek at what you've done with it now.)

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  21. Such great lines on this piece!
    Can't wait to see~
    xx
    A

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  22. Your furniture is lucky - when it tells you it's ready for a change you're able to fulfill the request!

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  23. Aww paint is a wondeful thing. You are so productive. Where do you get all your energy? You told me once you even do your yard work which I do too but my yard is small compared to yours. You are a stud!!

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  24. I have a french bench in my entry too...not nearly as pretty and ornate. I love it!!! Benches are a weakness for me. : D

    ♥Linsey

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  25. I can't wait for this reveal! I love both looks you've shown.

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  26. What a gorgeous bench with perfect bones. I sure like the new version and look forward to seeing what you're going to do next. Love those pillows!

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  27. I have always loved this bench! I am looking for something similar for my sunroom. I look forward to seeing it's new makeover!

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  28. You've peaked my curiosity. I'll be back.

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  29. What a pretty bench! I love the new look.

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  30. Kim... if the furniture is talking to you, I say... move away from the paint can!!! Ha! I can't wait to see it and what you have created! I know it will be amazing!

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  31. Both look great, can't wait to see the new look. I hear voices too! and it's always "paint me, paint me!"
    Debbie

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  32. Gosh, you're too funny, Kim! I know whatever you do it'll be brilliant. It looked good in both the before and after :).

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  33. Kim, I like all the looks of your bench. I did love it originally, but now like the newest way you did it too.
    Great pillows, too.

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  34. Did you change this bench it came out awesome. i would be proud to leave it that color If you changed it again Can I please see it thanks for the inspiration

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  35. Realmente preciosos!!!!!
    Te felicito, una inspiración para mí!!!!
    También hice mi banco, pero el tuyo es espectacular.
    Lilia

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  36. It's gorgeous, Kim. Absolutely stunning.

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