February 18, 2010

Let your ART guide you ~ Week 2


Week
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I am so happy for this challenge... and it was a challenge for me this week, time wise. I decided to do a project that has been calling out to me for months and because of this challenge, it's finally done! I am so grateful to those of you who are joining us and those who are watching and cheering us on with your sweet comments. Make sure you go and visit all the links and leave inspiring comments too!

So, I bought this bench at an antique store almost a year ago. It was worn out and a grey woody color with mold all over it. I painted it a limey green in my old house and that was not cutting it for the new one. I TOTALLY forgot to take a before pic but this is a background shot to give you an idea.

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AFTER

Much better don't you think? This is how I did it.

3 cans of black spray paint.

1/2 yard of cream and natural burlap.

2 Awesomely cute stencils.

1 sewing machine and stuffing.





4 words...I AM IN LOVE!!!




Now "Keep Calm and Carry On"adding your links and visiting them!
Here is the link to Week 1 in case you missed it.

xo Emily xo







13 comments:

Deedra said...

That's so beautiful, Em!! I love everything! The bench and the pillows!! It makes me think of my awesome Goodwill score a few weeks ago...my turquoise dresser. I can't remember if you saw it or not? But I know you'd love it.

Anyhow, whenever I see 'Keep Calm and Carry On' I always think of you. And birds, too. I always think of you when I see birds!

XO

The Haley Family said...

I LOVE it Emily! You never cease to amaze me! I love the bench and your painting project and little Annie in her kitchen dress up!

KEEP CALM and CARRY ON is what I need to do NOW!

Maria Isabel said...

I love that phrase and those cushions are a great addition to that bench!

Carol said...

I love your pillows! I just bought the Keep Calm in a wall vinyl. I can't wait to put it up! Where did you get your stencils?

andrea creates said...

I love those stenciled pillows! What a great idea-and the bench-really cool :)

Darci said...

What a beautiful piece and perfect accent pillows. I love the clean/classic design of it all. I hope to find some quality pieces pennies this year. If I do, I just may ask for advise.

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Lisa B. said...

I LOVE the pillows - so wish I could sew!! The bench is very pretty as well!
:)
Lisa

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh, you are so awesome! It's amazing how awesome you are!

So glad we're related.

Anonymous said...

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Alyson (New England Living) said...

You are soooooooo awesome, Emily! I just love it!

I have a bench that I need to paint. Any tips for painting with spray paint? I've never painted furniture with spray paint.

moondiva said...

Em!!!! love everything! Where did you get those stencils? I love birds and crowns!!