Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Bench - Distressed

primitive white bench
The bench is short and so is this post.

I am distressed with the heat ...

 and the bench has been distressed.

This is the story.

I bought a white bench.

I planned to paint it, but too hot.

I sanded it.

A pretty gray revealed itself.

The temperature reached and then exceeded 100F.

The bench reached and then exceeded my expectations.

A short, white bench - distressed.

End of story.

I warned you it was a short story.

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  1. Short, sweet, and to the point! Love the bench...don't love the heat! I have a question for my distressed friend....what is the best way to age fabric to give it a vintage feel? Will tea staining work and if so, what's the best way to do it? Thanks!

  2. I love the bench, not the heat! :-) I hope you are keeping cool!!

  3. The bench looks great! All's well that ends well and as long as you can "keep your cool" it will end well. :)
    Tania at FARRAGOZ ~ Online Course in The Art of Patina

  4. It must be so hard to get anything done in that heat, let alone painting! This was a great out for your and it looks fabulous!

  5. I love short storie's with great ending's, an adorable bench !! It's cooled down in Ohio, I can't complain . Hop in the pool and stay cool :))Have a good one, TT

  6. But you didn't tell us if it's going to be at Riverfront Antique Mall or not! How can I sleep not knowing its ultimate fate? A cliffhanger!

  7. Yeah, it's way too hot to do much outside. I love the distressed look you achieved! Never mess with perfection!

  8. Cute bench and I love that it turned out to be an easy makeover. Too hot here also and I want to paint some shelves but I think I'll melt if I'm outside that long!


  9. Hi Donna,
    I don't know how you managed to get it finished with this awful heat. It's so hot here that it feels like your brain is melting.
    Can't resist little benches.


  10. What a great short story. The bench is going to live happily ever after.


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