So exactly two weekends ago I landed an awesome gossip bench. I've been on the search for one for a while now and I really thought it suitable for my foyer. It was on craigslist so I contacted the seller and got it the next day.
I wanted to paint in in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue but I honestly can't afford it at the rate that I paint furniture. By all means I love it but it's just pricy so if price isn't an issue then go for it. Anyway I searched blog land for inspiration and as always I learn something new. I love blog land and how everyone is so willing to share information. I came across Altard.com and found Annie Sloan color equivalents and was so happy. Check out their post on Color Comparisons. So my Duck Egg Blue in Behr paint was Gray Morning. One trip to the Home Depot and I was set! I also bought Polished Pearl which is like the Old White because you can't go wrong with having it around.
Here's what I started out with (ignore the background and focus on the bench) working on my kitchen table.
Anyway here's the fabric.
Then a few hours later as this was drying I glazed the bench with a little bit of gold craft paint diluted in water. It was so thin more of a wash and I glazed to add some sheen and gold accents then I'd wipe lightly with a cloth. That made the blue more green so then I made another wash with the blue and went over the whole thing again. Then some sanding and distressing with a hand file and I was done.
A photo shoot was in order:
Don't you just love all the details?! I know I do.
It's total luck that my oops paint stripes match the hearts on my It's Good To Be Queen pillow :)
So this is it! Just a $1.50 worth of paint and this baby has been transformed and is sitting happily in the foyer. Please share some love and let me know what you think. Would love to hear from you!
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