Sunday, July 3, 2011

Louis Blue Bench

Hey again!  I have another great Chalk Paint makeover to show you!  We started with this cute, but plain bench.  A great couple that we met at Roundtop GAVE it to us!!  They are amazing people and were such a pleasure to get to know.  Anyway, here is the before picture... Sorry for the horrible picture, but this is the only one that I could find!!


It was a cute bench, but it desperately needed a paint job!  I decided to try the Louis Blue Chalk Paint.

We also decided to add some batting and burlap to give it a little more character.  Here she is now...



Have you tried Annie Sloan's chalk paint yet??  What colors have you tried?



Happy 4th of July!!!  I hope you are enjoying time with your family and friends!

I am linking up to the following blogs...

Transformation Thursday
Furniture Feature Fridays
PhotobucketThe Shabby Nest

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE the distressing on this piece! The color is awesome, too!

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  2. From your newest follower: Found you via Miss Mustard Seed. Love, love, love the Bench. I did a cute little pedestal table in Napoleon Blue and Old White. If you get a chance stop by and check it out. Also, I'm down the road from you in Cypress! Small world. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks lovely! I really like the burlap!!! what a change. I have not tried Anne Sloan's yet. I am going to order some hopefully in August:) I will probably be ordering the Paris Grey and Old white. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me at http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2011/07/time-gone-by.html

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  4. Very nice job on your bench. It looks great!

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  5. What a pretty color! That turned out great too. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  6. The bench color and distressing look divine! I'm your newest follower.

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  7. It's gorgeous, Love the color! I just finished my first piece and love it :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  8. Leslie - it's beautiful!!! I need to get me some chalk paint, pronto!! The batting and burlap was such an awesome touch! Thanks for linking this up at Saturday Social - I hope you come back next week!!

    xoxo

    Jenn

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  9. I love how the bench turned out. I have one similar to yours and have been wanting to change it. I never thought about the padded seat, what a great idea. Did you staple the fabric and batting to the chair, how did you do that? Thanks so much.

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  10. Hi Lesley, I have featured you on my other blog: INSPIRATIONS.

    http://cactusflowerdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/08/friday-feature-swedish-clock.html

    Again, thank you for participating in my Bunny Hop party. I hope to see you again :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

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  11. ps. the links to my INSPIRATION blog do not work in Yahoo search...just too new.

    You need to go to my profile to linkd up to it.

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