Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Storage Bench Turned Princess!

Hello bloggers, how have you been? Weather wise here it’s been nothing but rain, three days of non stop rain but it sure put me in the mood to decorate for fall! Just doing the inside for now though, I’ll wait to do the outside for a few more weeks! I did fit in some painting these past three days, I did a couple coats each day and let it dry real good…finally finished today. Have you ever had a piece of furniture that you see everyday and you think '”I’ve got to paint that” but never do? Well, this piece is one of those, my daughter bought me this little storage bench for Christmas one year and I loved it but that was when I was into the prim look. I’ve been using it for a bedside table in the guest room and it finally bugged me enough that I painted it with whatever I had on hand just to get rid of that barn red!

Here’s what it used to look like! It had a rusty tin star on it so……


when Michele and I were shopping I made sure I bought one of these wood appliqués at Lowe’s it was about $6.99! I used Gorilla glue to attach it to the front and this is how it turned out!



What a difference, doesn’t look like the same storage bench, what a princess she turned into!


I used my detail sander and after I was done I wiped some Mocha Glaze all over it then wiped it off!


For some reason I’m really liking this because while I was painting it I sort of knew what I was doing you know? I didn’t even have to think of what to do next…sounds crazy I know but I think I’m finally getting the hang of painting furniture and everything I used I already had!


With the light out, sorry for the shadows but the sun hasn’t shown here for a quite while!


Before it sat there like a barn red lump, now I think it’s so pretty!

Thanks so much to my newest followers and also to those of you who stop by, you all are why I blog♥

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WOW Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking

White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at {Primp}

Piece of Work Wednesday Furniture Party at Primitive and Proper

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday at  French Country Cottage

Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Last Guest Post at On Sutton Place

Potpourri Friday at 2805


Liz said...

Great make over! :)


Tete said...

Love the make over! Happy WW!
Hugs- Tete

Gina said...

Very pretty! It looks so much better now.

Jenny said...

Beautifully done!

Twice Nice said...

So very sweet! Deb

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You did a fantastic job. You should be very happy with the result because it is gorgeous!

Ginger Zuck said...

Love it! What a great job you did. I'm filing this one away for future use! It is georgous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it is so charming now! love the detail you added!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a great piece and sometimes a fresh new colour is just the thing. It looks very pretty. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower, I'm following you now too.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

She's so pretty now! Fantastic job on her redo. Found you via On Sutton Place. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-goodwill-finds.html

bj said...

Fabulous makeover..I still like reds..one of my favorite colors..but SOME things just need to be white. :)
It looks awesome.

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what a transformation! That looks so wonderful. You are obviously very good at this.

I love that lamp you used too-the shade is so pretty!

Best wishes,

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks so pretty! I love it lighter and love the applique! That lamp looks so nice on it too.

Great job!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It's a fantastic makeover! It looks so pretty now. I really like the applique, and the color looks so fresh.

S said...

It's amazing how adding just a single piece of trim can transform a piece. Nicely done.

Cindy said...

Your bedside table really does look like a princess in her new white robe! I love it and it sounds like you do too! Paint does work miracles, doesn't it!
I'm following you now.
Hugs, Cindy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That turned out so great Rondell...really nice job you did. I wish it would just rain here for three days, it looks like it will, but nothing!

Debbie said...

Hey Rondell...your makeover turned out so pretty!! LOVE it!
Um...that violet sitting next to Rosemary is actually silk. I used to sell them in my shop. She's cute tho, isn't she?
Smooches to you.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

More proof of the power of paint. Great job. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Just a wonderful makeover. You did a great job.

Barb ♥

Honey at 2805 said...

You are right! You turned her into a Princess! Nice job!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Helen's Decor said...

Great makeover! Thanks for sharing.


Ana said...

Oh Rondell,
It never ceases to amaze me what a big difference a little paint can make and the applique just finished it off beautifully...I love it. Great job. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

great makeover it now looks really pretty. i know what you mean about rain ive had enough of it

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love the makeover....especially the appiqué you added. Linda

Ellen said...

Its such a nice soft look. I love it.