I love doing small projects that take just a bit of time. I think it’s the immediate feeling of accomplishment you get when you complete something so quickly. It’s not very exciting for a blog post though, so I thought maybe I could group a couple together and this post would have a little more meat to it. I’m not sure I succeeded, but here goes…
I think I bought this bench at a lunchtime garage sale. It’s pretty tiny. And it was kind of ugly.
First I picked a fabric. You might remember this fabric because it was rejected for the last bench I painted.
I had a lot of options for choosing a paint color with this fabric. I thought about Mustard Seed Yellow, or maybe Luckett’s Green. Then I thought maybe I would go with Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg.
In the end, I got out the MMSMP in Tricycle. I loved this shade of red when I used it on a dresser, and the combo of red and aqua is one of my faves.
The end result is a charming little bench.
Wouldn’t this be sweet in the kitchen, maybe as a spot to rest your feet while studying your favorite cookbook.
This tiny rocking chair was given to me by my friend Cathy. It was a give away because it was missing the upper rung on the back. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a real ‘before’ picture of this one, I just sent it straight over to Ken’s workshop. And as usual, Ken just fixed it right up! I did snap a picture before I painted it and you can see the new piece at the top of the rocker back.
So, I decided a two layer paint job was in order. First I painted the rocker with MMSMP in Flow Blue, then I painted over that with MMSMP in Eulalie’s Sky. The end result was just what I wanted. A paint finish that looks genuinely aged, not just faked with sand paper, and the replacement piece blends in well.
This darling little rocker sold right away at the Carriage House sale!