Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Latest Project

Hello everyone!
 
For a long time, I've been considering painting my bench in the foyer.  After I used the chalk paint in my dining room, I decided to try it on my bench as well.  I thought it would blend in better with the mirror hanging above it.
 
 
I was right.  It softened the look of it and makes the white and grey pillows stand out more.
 



It used to be an orangey pine color.  I like pine, but this one had more of a stained look to it, which I thought didn't look as good.
 


I used French Linen ASCP on it and then a dark wax.  On the handles (which were iron) I painted over them in the chalk paint and then used some white craft paint I had on hand.  I decided to sand that down to look old. 
 

 
 
I'm happy with the result.
 
I also decided to make some changes to my family room ....... once again! 
 
Have you ever made changes and kept feeling like something just wasn't right?  Well, that is what kept happening to me.  I would think it looked good in pictures, but it felt a bit crowded in person and didn't flow as well as it could.
 
Here is a sneak peek of my changes in there.
 

 
I will share the rest of the changes later.  I know, I'm mean.  Ha! 
 
It has finally stopped raining and the sun is coming back out today.  Yay!  I crave sunny days (even though the rain was needed). 
 
I believe my cold is really allergies.  It's that time of year and I haven't been around anyone with a cold.  It's probably from ragweed.  I think the rain helped my allergies though!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~
 
Linking to:  Wow-Us-Wednesdays
 
 
 
 

 


40 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your bench looks great, Kelly! It does look really good in the French Linen with the mirror above it. The French Linen is one of my favorite colors.

Deserae said...

Ohhhh your bench looks so fabulous painted grey!!! Love what you did with the handles too! I can't wait to see what you have done with your family room....you are such a tease! LOL
~Des

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The bench looks wonderful painted gray! I have a piece I started painting in French Linen, but I haven't gotten around to finishing it. Seeing your beautiful bench is motivating me to get back to work!

AntiqueChase said...

I envy you that you painting your bench... I toss and turn on whether or not to paint things... will I regret it? I have that color already at home so I really could get started on a project today is I had the courage :)

Holly said...

The grey is beautiful - it fits your whole look.

gillyflower said...

Your bench looks great in its setting, the colour is perfect!
Your living room looks wonderful with all the pale colours!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, stop teasing!! LOL!!! I know you have done something else fabulous! Your bench looks great and coordinates perfectly with the mirror. You are so good!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I really like the look of your new paint color on your bench! It's so pretty!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!
karianne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I told you that stuff is addicting LOL! Your bench looks great painted! I like how you did to the handles too.

Judy said...

i've always loved your foyer kelly and that bench & mirror are to die for! can't wait to see your changes to the family room.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What you did with the bench works so beautifully with everything. Love the handles.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

kelly,

Your bench looks FABULOUS and I love it against the colour of the wall and with your pillows- excellent j ob!

as for your "sneak peak" of your living space, looks great too and I can't wait to see the REST!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

SO beautiful. I agree, the bench looks so nice with the mirror above. I like how you painted the handles as well. Great job!

Anne said...

Kelly your bench looks so pretty painted.I agree it really makes your mirror pop more.And looks great with those beautiful pillows! Hmmmm can't wait to see what's changing in your family room!I suffer from allergies too! And this is a terrible time for me as well.
xx
Anne

Blondie's Journal said...

The bench is gorgeous, Kelly! I never would have thought of painting the handles but they turned out great! I love your pillows, too.

I can't wait to see what you did with your family room. I have the "flow" problem in my living room and just can't seem to make it work. I know you will have some good ideas!

I hope you get over the allergies. I am almost over my cold and yet I started sneezing yesterday. Blame it on fall!

XO,
Jane

Rose H (UK) said...

What a great job Kelly! The bench looks fantastic.
I really need to get my hubs to like painted furniture now....
Best wishes
Rose H

Cozy Little House said...

You were right about the gray. Looks fantastic!
Brenda

Andrea said...

looks great and compliments the mirror perfectly!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Kelly,
Wow, I love how your entry bench turned out, it does look great with your mirror. The pillow's really add a special touch of charm. I have enjoyed catching up with you today, I have been reading many of your posts. Everything looks so pretty your dinning room table also turned out beautifully.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love it Kelly! Love your home. Want to come up to Canada and do some painting here.lol

Sara Pliske said...

Kelly - I love your bench! I really like the color. I have some wicker chairs on my front porch I have debated painting this color. I wonder if the ASCP would work on wicker? I am new to the blogging world...I had a chance to peek at some of your older posts and I really like your blog! Can't wait to see more :) You have great taste!!

Blessings - Sara

PS LOVE LOVE LOVE that crown on your coffee table! <3

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Kelly, grey is one of my favorite colors and I love it on the bench. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my scape. xo, olive

Pamela said...

It all looks so beautiful Kelly! I love those pillows and they do stand out better now.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the bench in your foyer...it looks great painted grey!!
~Cindy

Glamorous Mommy said...

This looks great!! I'm your newest follower from savvy southern style link party!! I'd be thrilled if you'd stop by and follow back ;)

-Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

Terry Moore said...

I have been using French Linen too and love the color. Your bench looks great dressed in this shade and you are so right...the pillows are so awesome with this color.

chateau chic said...

Your bench looks so good under the mirror. Love the color. Makes the pillows show off beautifully.
Mary Alice

Lisa said...

Love the new color. It's beautiful!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

that bench looks terrific! Love that shade of grey! can't wait to see the rest of the changes.

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Something Nice and Pretty said...

The bench looks so nice with the French Linen, I love the color of it and it does make the pillows pop! Great job on it!

suzyq said...

I love how the bench turned out - and the sneak peak of the room you showed!
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
Hugs,
Suzan

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kelly, Your bench is fabulous painted - love the color!

Bliss said...

That does look good. Welcome to the addictive world of chalk paint. Now to keep up with your sister on mantel painting!

~Bliss~

Kelli said...

Love the color of your bench!

Sheryl said...

Your newly-painted bench is in perfect harmony with the gorgeous mirror and other accessories. That whole wall is a beautiful focal point!

Babs said...

Great color for your bench. It looks sooo good with your mirror and plates.Nice job. I have a small table I keep thinking I want to try the ASCP on.
Hope you're feeling better,
Babs

Debbiedoo's said...

That is the perfect color choice Kelly. I see a trend here. Look out you and your sister are going to have to find a shop soon.

Michele Smith said...

What a beautiful color for your bench Kelly, you did a wonderful job. It goes great with your space!! I purchased some of MMS milk paint recently, but haven't tried it out yet. I can't decide what I want painted red LOL

Deidre said...

I just love your home and all your painted pieces do you think its ok to have all white painted pieces in a room or is that over-kill?

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the beach in grey.

lisa