Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Bench From Knock Off Wood

My husband was tired of me nagging asking him to build me a bench for my bay window in the dining area so Friday we went to Lowe’s and got the wood to build it.

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Knock Off Wood had the plans to build the bench that I had in mind.  You can see the plans here.

After getting all of the wood pieces cut

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my husband stayed up late to get it finished for me.

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I think he did a great job.  After buying $30 worth of wood my sister comes by and informs me she has one of these in her attic that she bought for $5 at a garage sale.  Oh well.  I would rather have one my husband made just for me.  Plus it lets me talk about him on here which I told you he likes.

Ok here it is painted. 

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Sometimes I think my glazing technique just makes things look dirty, this was my 2nd paint attempt because the first green made my bench look like a baby shower mint.

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But I couldn’t leave well enough alone.  I found a cool stencil at Hobby Lobby this weekend that I wanted to try. 

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I got out my favorite color of stencil paint (Folk Art in wrought iron) and my favorite stencil brush.

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Now that the bench is done, I need to come up with something else for him to make so I can nag some more. 

Tracy

 

Linking to

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Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple

Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passion

Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting @ Remodelaholics

Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

56 comments:

  1. That is the cutest bench Tracy! I love the stencil! Good job hubby!

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  2. Oh I love it! I think you both did a great job. I don't think it looks dirty at all. The stencil on there looks really good too. Michael's was out of that color the other day. Must be very popular.You could bug him for a smaller one and then stack them :)

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  3. very nice job Mr T...Tracy i am becoming a fan of this color what is it a celery green? when u said stencil i was oh nooo not with the holidays coming up ( bird's seem so spring/summer ) but in honesty i love it...overall grading is a 100 plus!!

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  4. Well done Mr. Hubby! The bird stencil works perfectly on the bench.

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  5. It's so cute-I love the stencil addition.

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  6. I REALLY love this bench! You did a fantastic job!

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  7. That really turned out so good. You have been one busy lady.

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  8. Great bench Tracy. Seems like it was well worth the wait. Love the finish on it.

    Also wanted to drop by to thank you for the great comment on FJI SNS post.

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  9. your bench is beautiful and you did a great job painting too!

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  10. Tracy, it's awesome! I have a couple Knock-Off projects I want my husband to do too, as usual. I love the finish on it--looks like it has a story to tell!

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  11. Fantastic, I so want one of these to go at the back of my house and haven't been able to find a second hand one, I suggested my hubby make me one- so now I can show him how.

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  12. Seriously cute! I am wanting a stencil like that!! It would have made my serving tray with the bird so much easier and cuter, and it would have been done faster! Tell hubby he did a great job, and you did a great job with the painting as well!

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  13. Very cute bench! I love the little bird stencil !!!

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  14. Love the color and especially the stenciled bird - wonderful looking!

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  15. this might be one of my favorite tracy projects! i love the colors and the bird- i think it makes it perfect for fall! it looks like a black crow. that bench would look great with some white pumpkins sitting on it!

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  16. the stencil added the perfect touch to an already lovely bench. love it!
    judi ;)

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  17. Awww! What a sweet husband you have! He did a great job. And so did you! Love the bird stencil.

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  18. Totally didggin' on that bird! I have some wood and a bench that I am waning to redo too! Might have to use that bird . . . that green is an awesome color.

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  19. Wow, very very nice! You and your sweetie make a great team - very nice of him to stay up late finishing it for you, and the paint, glaze and stencil look beautiful! Love it!

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  20. Tracy, I have to admit that when I saw the raw bench before finish I thought this would not be one of my favorites. I am sorry I had not considered your immense talent for finishes. It is wonderful. I wishs you lived near to teach me your skills!

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  21. That is one stylin bench! I love that stencil you used. Your husband did a great job.

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  22. You're a good wife- making sure your husband knows he is loved. 8) The bench turned out so lovely. I especially like how finished it looks with the stencil. You did a great job on the finish. Do you have a picture of it in its new home? No worries, just wondering. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. Nice bench! Your hubs did a fab job.... now, I need to pay a visit to Hobs Lobs to find that bird stencil... I have been looking for something like that to do a project of mine.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. That is super cute, I need one of these for my back yard!

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  25. So, so cute! Well done.

    belle
    http://beautifulnest.blogspot.com/

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  26. Great job, hubby! The bird added the perfect little touch.

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  27. Your hubby did a great job! And so did you, I just love that stencil (looks familiar, but you'll have to come look at my blog to see why :-) ).
    You two make quite the DIY team!

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  28. That's so cute! I love the glazing and the bird just adds a great final touch! Your husband is pretty talented...what a great bench!

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  29. That is so great!! I love the bird stencil, very nice!!!

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  30. GREAT idea! Love it! I am hosting a Thursday Linky called Thrilling Thursday. I would love for you to stop by and link up!
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions
    ~Lori

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  31. You did a great job! The only thing better than getting a bench at a garage sale for $5 is having your husband build you one!
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  32. Thanks for linking this beauty up! Hope you can join my Thrilling Thursday linky party again next week :)

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  33. What a darling bench. I could see doing stacks of these in different lengths and colors and stacking them like book shelves.

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  34. Great bench!! I love Ana over at KOW. Your finish looks beautiful!

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  35. I really like this! It's been on my list of things for a while I want to build. Love the finish too :)

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  36. This bench is wonderful, and it is so beautifully made - what a kind and skilled man your husband is!
    Now I want to try one myself (bench, not husband!)

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  37. I really love the bench. What a husband.

    You did a great job on painting it also. Love the bird decal.


    Janice

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  38. I should have said stencil instead of decal. I do know the difference. sorry

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  39. I love the way your bench turned out... gorgeous!! You two did a fabulous job!!
    ~ Jo :)

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  40. It looks so cute. You should grab your sisters one too, then you can have a matching set!

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  41. I'm in love with your bench! Love the shape, the colour, the distressing, and the stencil. Soooo nice!

    :)
    Sarah

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  42. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

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  43. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.

    www.remodelaholic.com

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  44. My husband made me a similar one (mine is blue) for my back porch.

    Where did you end up putting yours?

    Sue
    xo

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  45. That came out so great! I love the color and the bird is such a nice detail!

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  46. I love how this bench tuned out! What a great collaboration.

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  47. Love your bench - I used the same pattern from KOW! After seeing the gorgeous stencil finish you used I want to whip out the jigsaw and make another one. ;)Sharyne

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  48. Totally love and love that your husban made it! Great work.

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  49. great finish! and that bird just tops it off perfectly! I wonder if your builder might want to swing by here and make me one??!! :)

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  50. That is so cute! He did such a great job, and the paint job looks awesome!

    Andy
    www.poppiesatplay.blogspot.com

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  51. Very cool! Love it! love the color, the distressing and the bird:)

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  52. Nice Bench. Love how you painted it, the distressed look and the bird. Nice job! Thanks for sharing.
    Linda www.MixedKreations.com/blog

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  53. Nice Bench. Love how you painted it, the distressed look and the bird. Nice job! Thanks for sharing.
    Linda www.MixedKreations.com/blog

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