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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Turquoise Bench

I came across this bench awhile ago. It is hand made but so dark. There was a nice design to it, so it intrigued me. I thought it would be something different to paint. It is so solid and heavy.

Of course the finish was a little rough so I just let it work for me. Now to find a bright cheery color.

 I decided on Turquoise.

 I just dry brushed this one. I let that roughness shine through. I sanded the ugly brown paint in some areas then dry brushed the others.

Now the finish looks worn off in some areas. The bright color just makes it pop!

So it is a new look for the bench. I can just imagine potted flowers all around it with some really pretty pillows. But....

I will just have to imagine because it is another piece that is for sale! I don't mind because I love being a part of it and letting it go for someone to enjoy!

I would love if you would follow me on my journey!

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Karen Bates said...

So bright and cheerful...perfect for Spring!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that would be perfect on my porch! :) love it!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I Love it ~ so perfect for spring!
I too can picture beautiful patterned pillows and colorful pots of flowers!
Prim Blessings

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

You did an awesome transformation here Deneen. Love that color and the finish!

Happy Spring!

sissie said...

Love this color Deneen! I really like how the dark comes through for a really great patina.


Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Love how that turned out! A great pop of color for Spring!

Donna said...

I love how fresh the color looks !! So pretty!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

beautiful pop of color. just beautiful!

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Ooooh I love turquoise! You did good! I need to practice my dry brushing skills!

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

DJAjewels said...

This color is absolutely awesome! Absolutely lovely!