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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Take Two! A Garden Bench

You know when you finish a project and your just not “feeling it?”  Or maybe a giant wind comes up and knocks something over and breaks it, so it’s back to the drawing board?  This project was born of just such circumstances.  And do you know what?  Cara and I both agree it may just be one of our favorites so far.

We had a pair el-cheapo side tables with really nice legs but ugly laminate tops.  Cara did a great job fixin’ them up as best she could, but like I said before, we just weren’t feelin’ them.

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Then there was the beautiful headboard that Cara painted.  We were definitely feeling that one, but in an unfortunate accident, it was injured and couldn’t be used as a headboard any longer.

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So in our second take, we put the headboard, it’s matching footboard, and the two side tables together to make a garden bench.  We spray-painted it (yes that gorgeous color is SPRAY PAINT) using Krylon's Satin Jade.  With a hand-painted bough of cherry blossom, and some brown glazing, we’re very proud of the final product (and fighting over who gets to keep it for their front porch!)  :)

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This project is competing in the Spray Paint Challenge at The CSI Project!

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Linked to:
Finding Fabulous, Mustard Seed Creations, The Shabby Nest, Remodelaholic, Funk Junk Interiors

51 comments:

  1. Oh I'm so dissapointed in the pictures!!!! I want to cry that they don't show off the richness of the colors to all the lovely viewers. Sniff.

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  2. It really does look even better in person. :)

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  3. No offense to you, AM, since I was helping you take the pics.

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  4. Such a neat idea, and a very original garden bench!
    Tracey

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  5. The colour looks lovely in the pics. If it's nicer in person then it must be amazing. Love it.

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  6. How creative! Love that color.

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  7. What a clever idea. I love it and the cherry blossoms!

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  8. OMGosh...that's a COOL looking bench...luv the painting! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

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  9. So creative! Love the green color.

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  10. i love it! i think it works so well as a bench and would loook awesome in my foyer, if i had a foyer that is. gorgeous!!!! so spring-y and happy!

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  11. You ladies are amazing! Beautiful!

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  12. Oh my, that is gorgeous. I love the color and the branch, everything. So creative.
    Brooke

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  13. That's brilliant! I'm definitely going to hijack this - what a wonderful job!!

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  14. I love it! If it looks this good in pictures, I cannot imagine how great it looks in person!

    ~ Tracy

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  15. I love it! Continuing to be amazed by you all...

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  16. I'm sorry the headboard got damaged but it looks like it was for the best- that bench is awesome! It'll be nice to sit on the porch and enjoy being outside! Great job!!! :)
    -Bekah

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  17. Wow, this is the best headboard to bench project I have seen! Great job.

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  18. Wowzers!! This is gorgeous. I wonder...is it comfortable to sit on? or is it just to look at?

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  19. Oh. I love this. LOVE! It is so funky...awesome job!

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  20. What a pretty bench - well done.

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  21. Beautiful! I love the colour so I could only imagine what it's like in real life.

    Very creative construction! Thanks for linking it up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

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  22. Wow,
    this looks great. The color is great, the legs are great...
    y'all be nice and share then everybody gets a chance to sit on the bench!

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  23. this is beautiful. you did such an awesome job. would have NEVER thought of doing this in a million years.

    thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Saw you on Remodelaholics Anonymous. How creative. I love the paint job with the tree branch.

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  25. Genious!!! I love the curvy legs for the bench, all your neighbors are gonna want this! Theresa

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  26. I think it look so good. Glad I checked out the Funky Junk links and saw this one. I want one now! The painted stem is a great touch and you can't go wrong when you use green in my opinion.

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  27. I LOVE that bench! It was lovely as a headboard and that green is great. You both did a fantastic job on this; not only putting it together but having the vision to see it. I think you should take turns ~ every two weeks switch who has the bench! : )

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  28. Great bench. What color is the paint. Love the ideas and inspiration. Thank-you.

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  29. Love this!! The color is beautiful! Very clever!

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  30. wow! I do a lot of hedboard benches but this is very creative! great job, love the color!
    gail

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  31. Wow! I mean really, wow! I never would have guessed your bench was made that way! Nicely done!

    Jeanine

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  32. That is fabulous--great color and I love those legs!

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  33. very nice! That's a great way to use that style of headboard. Love the paint job, and the legs are perfect!
    Rose

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  34. This is gorgeous! I love the color and wow - so clever! Amazing job!!!

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  35. What a beautiful make over... your bench is just beautiful... how will you keep it from the weather..? Wood in my yard tends to be destroyed after only one season.. well.. we have rainy season starting soon and it reeks havoc on wood... let me go back and read where you live....lovely bench!!
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  36. Wow, wow, wow. Did I say wow? Yes, this piece is so creative and it looks awesome. I love the hand painted branches, the color, the way you used the pieces together. Wonderful job. It's too bad about that headboard. I loved it as it was. Great work!

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  37. Gorgeous!

    Love the color.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  38. What a beautiful bench, amazing!

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  39. So beautiful! I love the cherry blossom design.

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  40. This is wonderful! I'd love to see this on Modern Craftswoman Monday!
    Rory

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  41. Wowzer! What a fab and I mean FAB piece!
    smiles, alice

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  42. This is just gorgeous! Will you be doing a tutorial on this? It's just beautiful, for outside or even the end of a bed!

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  43. This is so cute! I've been on the lookout for an old headboard/footboard for a garden bench. Yours turned out very nice. I love the color.

    http://froufrugal.blogspot.com

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  44. The color on this is simply amazing! I've never tried to glaze anything, but you've inspired me. I've got to give it a shot! Very well done!

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  45. I love your bench...beautiful color and design!

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