April 19, 2013

Chippy Bench in Teal Zeal

I want thank all of you for your sweet comments about our new baby and our family photos. If you missed that post you can click here.
I forgot to mention that we are having another girl which is perfect because I kept everything that belonged to Elise.

Now on to the furniture!

My client wanted to makeover a bench for her little girl's room. 



I felt like my staging was lacking so I called in reinforcements!
She makes the bench look so tiny when she's jumping off. 

The paint is Teal Zeal by Behr and I used my orbital sander to distress. I went back with a light grit sanding block to smooth it out. It gave the bench a great chippy look! After I distressed I sealed with paste wax.
The pulls are from Hobby Lobby and the fabric in the drawer is from Joann's. 

My client used that fabric to make curtains so I added it to the drawer to hide ugly stains left over the years and to tie the bench into the room.


  1. Just beautiful!!!
    Love the color - love the distressing - and love your little " stager " :)

    1. Thank you, Suzan! I think I took about 65 pictures and had to narrow it down to these two. Thank you for stopping by : )

  2. your distressing is perfect. love everything about it, especially your little model improving the picture!

    1. Thank you! She was more than happy to help. Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.

  3. It turned out beautiful! I was thinking your staging was perfect- then the little darling! Truly perfect. So I just need to add a little girl to all my photos!

    Beautiful blog, We are joining you. Please check us out.
    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  4. This is a beautiful color you distressed with! I love it! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully follow me back. Have a great weekend, Nicole!

  5. This is gorgeous, love the color and the way it is distressed. Beautiful job! Another girl fantastic!


    1. Thank you, Cynthia. I'm excited about having another girl....scared in about 13 years from now but excited.

  6. Love the color and distressing on this! It looks like it's new owner is thrilled! I'm an new follower from Green Willow Pond. Have a great weekend!


  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this bench. It is such a great color and gold finish is perfect! If you get a chance, please link this to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-4.html

  8. It is totally beautiful! Great job, I love the colour and the way you distressed it.
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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