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I'm not sure why I thought today would be a good day for extra LARGE photos, but I decided to take it for a test run ;) I'm not sure what you see on your end, but between my laptop, my iPad and the company that hosts my blog design, my entire blog always looks a little different to me every time I log on :/ That said, the last time I looked at my blog, I thought that I needed to adjust my glasses prescription because the photos looked so tiny.
Anyway, on with the bench. I found this rather bland wooden bench and decided it was in desperate need of a makeover and I had some ideas ready for it before it even reached my house. Mr. PPS was kind enough to pick it up for me so that gave me a chance to play with some colour choices. I had planned on going with Typewriter from the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line but found that I didn't have enough in the pouch to even attempt it so I opted to go bold with red :) I had a tester pot of And Your Little Dog Too from the Van Gogh Fossil Paint line so I thought that I would try it....needless to say I quickly threw in the towel with that one as it was almost translucent with 2 coats of paint on! Back to the drawing board with Tricycle Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.
As you can see from the seller's picture above, that the stain on the bench was quite dark so I figured that adding 2 coats of red paint would be perfect. Boy, was I ever wrong! In the end it took 5 coats of red on that glossy wooden surface, a plethora of colourful language, a million spindles, hours and hours of painting and a sore arm later, she was ready for her wooden slats.
This bench now has a new home in a lovely couples kitchen as part of their dining set :)
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