Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Electrical Blue, But Practical Too

storage bench, distressed painting, elecrtric blue bench
A bench painted in electric blue definitely gives a room some high voltage practicality.

Great for storing magazines.



I bought it for its nice proportions.

No before, before pic - the finish was orange.

And ugly.

So I sanded.

 And I sanded.

And I sanded.

Until all the orange was gone.

Well, most of it.

An OOPS paint - electric blue.

What do you think the person who had this mixed was planning to paint?

To tone it down a bit I used a OOPS greige for the inside.

A light sanding and a coat of poly.


It's electrical.

But practical, too.


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  1. Very nice, the blue color is perfect :)

  2. I remember when I danced a Flappers-themed ballet, one gal had to paint her shoes blue to match her costume. Pontiac Blue, from the automotive section. :)

  3. That is perfect for a summer porch display!


  4. Love it - did you find that at an estate sale? I would have snapped that up too.

  5. I have purchased that color to paint my front door. Actually, it is currently that color - for about another week. I change the front door color about every two years.

  6. Cute. I like that shade of blue. It's kind of unexpected. It was orange? Do you ever look at these things and ask yourself "What were they thinking?"

  7. I really like this piece -- beautiful and functional! A "two-fer"! Have a wonderful day!

  8. I like the blue! Pretty, bright and cheerful. Orange! What were they thinking! Look so much better now!

  9. I like seeing something other than white!

  10. It is just as cute as a button to me! I would love this! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. I think it is perfect! Our winter muddled brains need something bright and cheery and this does it!

  12. It looks great! But I'm a blue person....I love every shade of blue! Hugs!

  13. Great little piece of furniture Donna and you described the blue perfectly ... electric blue !!!
    I like that you painted the insides too and your color choice perfect.
    Great job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  14. Hey Miss Donna;
    What a Beautiful Bench!! I would have snapped it up quickly!! I can not possibly imagine why in this world someone would paint it Orange!! (yuck)
    The Electric Blue looks so Lovely. I could use the Beautiful bench to hide some of my!!
    I cannot wait to see what you do to re-purpose your finds from the Low Crawl with your niece.
    I hope that you and Chucks are doing well. Take Care!!

  15. I actually love the electrical blue you used!


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