1.29.2012

Bench plus Paint equals Love.

You may or may not remember this little bench we had sitting behind our sofa. I found it at a yard sale for $15 last year.

And since I'd been wanting to try out Rustoleum's Chalkboard spray paint for some time now. . . I thought I'd give it a-GO on my bench!


I'm happy to report (if you didn't already know), it's fabulous!





Surely there's something else around my house I can spray paint with it . . . 

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44 comments:

  1. Super cute! I love how it turned out! I'm going to have to search for something to paint at my house. :)
    Kimberly

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  2. Dam you..... now I'm singing.

    If your happy and you know it clap your hands.... if your happy and you know it clap your hands........ la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la la la......

    ~Bliss~

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  3. Oh, I'm so glad to hear you had fantastic results with the paint. I've been wanting to make "something" with chalk board paint....
    hello everything in my house, watch out!
    So happy you gave it good reviews. THANKS... xoso

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  4. What an adorable idea! I love that you have little chairs that fit perfectly! I'd love it if you stopped by my linky party and link up one of your favorite posts! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  5. Wow this is georgeous !!! Well done.

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  6. As soon as I saw the thumbnail of the before in my reader I thought, chalkboard paint! We are definitely on the same wavelength! Looks great.

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  7. Super cute. Just the right size for the kiddos! I just did a post on my obsession with chalkboard paint. I would love for you to come over and check it out! http://theconsignerdesigner.blogspot.com/2012/01/lets-chalk-about-it-part-deux.html

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  8. What a fun idea, so darling!! Love the little yellow chairs!

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  9. This is such a clever idea! I'd love for you to share this at my new party called Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/mix-it-up-monday_29.html

    I hope to see you soon!

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  10. Saw your link on Serendipity and Spice and LOVE it!

    I'm your newest follower :)

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  11. Hmm....I'm currently in the process of deciding on a color for the old coffee table turned table for the boys...maybe chalk paint would clean up easier :)
    You should join me for Handmade 52! http://www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com --Katie

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  12. I was just actually thinking about doing the same thing to either my kitchen table or my coffee table, because they both look so terrible. I might have to try it!

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  13. This idea and your blog are so cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my link party!
    Thanks!

    - Kathryn
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/destination-cutesy-monday_30.html

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  14. Love how cute it looks with the two chairs.....swoon! Great job.....I am your newest follower and I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/01/sweet-saturday-link-party-v24.html

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  15. Adorable! Absolutely adorable! I gave it a pin. :) Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party.

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  16. What a fun upcycle! Sharing for Blue Velvet Chair FB friends.
    Michael

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  17. It's so perfect with the tiny chairs! I love it. You are such a great photo stylist!

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  18. i just found your blog from pinterest and i am LOVING all of your projects! definitely a new follower!

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    1. That's how I found her last week... ;)

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  19. I have GOT to find something to put this on! :D The bench looks fantastic!

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  20. Great! I love chalkboard paint!

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  21. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  22. A bench as a kids table + chalkboard paint = perfection!
    Love it.

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  23. Love it! Please stop by and share with my readers if you get a chance.
    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/01/fabulous-friday-10.html

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  24. I'm back here again! Can you believe it? I keep linking on you at the parties ...

    I actually pinned this days ago and sent a link to my niece with a note that I'm going to make this for her little girls! I have two little chairs that my no-longer-little kids have outgrown.

    ... would you link this at our "Imagine the Impossibilities" link party too?
    Here's the link again: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  25. This is fabulous! Love it! I pinned it a little bit ago and it has gotten tons of repins. Enjoy the traffic! I am a new facebook follower visiting from House of Hepworths. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  26. I just wanted to pop back in and let you know you have been featured this week! {http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-25.html} Thank you so much for taking the time to link up! I pinned it and it got repined 56 times so far. :)

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  27. So glad you linked this up to our Impossibilities Party - I absolutely love it!!
    Kelly

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  28. Gotta do this.......I love it. My grandkids would love it to. Enjoying your blog. I've just started blogging, so COME VISIT ME!!!

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  29. This is such a cute project...I might need to make one for my nephew!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!
    Karah

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  30. Love this. It's feature worthy! Great job!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  31. I just discovered your blog today and I've enjoyed looking around. I love it! This project is just too cute.

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  32. What a great idea! I love it. Megan

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  33. Looks great! My girls would just love that!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  34. i love that holly- and i think it looks perfect with those brightly colored chairs! how fun!

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  35. Love it! I wish I had, had one of these when my kids were small. This would of kept them occupied for a long time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project. I will have to tell my daughter about this.

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  36. re-doing my coffee table tomorrow...I run a daycare out of my home, won't the kids just love this??? Do you think the spray worked better than the paint?

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  37. LOL! Just read on Kate...and you will find it! LOLOL I think I need to go bench shopping now! LOL

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