28 June 2011

Before and (Almost) After

You might remember this project from a long long time ago but if not you can see where we started here.  For the past two!! years we have been saving this with the intention of finishing it.  We had applied paint stripper a while back and this weekend Michael finished scraping the rest of the paint off and we primed the wood with an indoor/outdoor primer.  I was inspired by one of my favorite necklaces (top photo) that broke a while back (another project for another day!).  I have always loved the colors and simplicity of it.  We had a ton of leftover paint samples and so we decided to put them to good use.  Considering this is for our backyard we thought it would be fun to do something a little more colorful and fun.  We still have to build the back part and get some pillows and it will be good to go! I'll be sure to post photos when the project is complete but for now I thought some colors would  help to brighten up our rainy day here in Northern California.

26 comments:

elena said...

So pretty! makes me want to come hang out in your backyard. Can't wait to see it all complete! :)

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

OBSESSED!!!!!!!!! tres cute. happy weekend to you, Christina!

Erin said...

Gorgeous!

Emily @ Merrypad said...

SO beautiful. What an inspiration - I love it and adore the color.

AlyssaSteffes said...

What a cute necklace. Love what you did with the bench. Just linked over here from OhDeeDoh but I am not subscribed! :)

Alyssa
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kiki said...

Thanks everyone! We had a lot of fun working on the project. It's not complete yet but we hope to finish it soon!!

bellaboo said...

Is there any way of finding out the colors you used for this? The combination of colors is fabulous! Fingers crossed...

kiki said...

Bellaboo: I am looking for the swatches and will post the colors later this evening! Thanks again for visiting and for all the lovely comments!

bellaboo said...

I'm so excited!

kiki said...

ok, so here are the colors, sorry it took me a bit to get them. 1-20 if you count the little mini slat from left to right:
1.sea pine-benjamin moore
2.southern breeze-behr
3.bright citrus-behr
4.chianti-martha stewart
5.gold rush-benjamin moore
6.savannah moss-benjamin moore
7.hallowed hush-behr
8.marine magic--behr
9.powdery mist-behr
10.summer harvest-behr
11.(repeat)bright citrus-behr
12.(repeat)gold rush-benjamin moore
13.fuchsia kiss-behr
14.(repeat)chianti-martha stewart
15.(repeat)southern breeze-behr
16.autumn malt-behr
17.(repeat)sea pine
18.(repeat)savannah moss-benj. moore
19.brown teepee-behr
20.(repeat)marine magic-behr

(Quick note: the martha stewart swatches are available at home depot.)
I hope this is helpful! Thanks again for the kind comments and for visiting! Ciao! xo

Blue Velvet Chair said...

I LOVE this bench - and even more the fact that you repurposed that old ramp. My blog focuses on just that...recycle, repurpose and relove. Hope you'll pop over if you have a minute.
Michael

bellaboo said...

Oh happy day! Thanks for posting the colors and even in order!!

About Little Mango Imports said...

This is wonderful. I'm very inspired now!

Letícia Motta said...

Wonderful. It looks like this - http://migre.me/5i3UL, and reminds me of my childhood.

Congratulations.

Frau Haselmayer said...

I'm in love with this bench!!!!! It's the most beautiful thing EVER!

(Can I reblog your images on www.frauhaselmayer.com?)

kiki said...

Hi Frau Haselmeyer:
Of course! Thank you so much!!

psteiner said...

I have that necklace and it's one of my favorite too! I actually thought when I first saw this post over on apartment therapy - 'hey, those colors kind of look like my necklace' :) beautiful job!

wood & wool stool said...

summer in capitals!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

this is such a gorgeous, inspiring project. so pretty and happy! i'll be linking from my blog, for sure. thanks for sharing your creativity :)

Holly Goes... said...

coolest summery bench! Where is the necklace from btw?? Holly.

Brenda said...

omg, can't believe I'm just seeing this now. so much eye candy. love love love what you did with the bench!!!

Pam from Over the Big Moon said...

http://www.overthebigmoon.com/our-menus-this-week-and-pinterests-interests-9/

vesna said...

Love iT!!

lornalove said...

super cool idea....colOOOOOOOur!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Saw this on Pinterest and simply had to check it out. What a great way to upcycle a drab old bench. I need a bench for my living room and since I love color, this totally has me thinking. And that could be dangerous. I've never built anything before, but it seems like it would be a fairly simple project. I have a local blog friend who is very handy ... maybe I can talk her into working on it with me?!

Janna said...

This is the most adorable bench ever!!! Thanks for the inspiration! LOVE! But I LOVE the color of your shed door too. Do you happen to still have swatches of that color and wouldn't mind sharing? We are building an out building here in WA and I'm pretty sure I need those bright colors to get me through the rainy winters:) thank you so much!!!