Monday, April 14, 2014

Red Glazed Painted Vintage Bench

I'm totally not ready for you Monday. Don't you despise weeks that start like that? I have so much to do today and just want one more day before I tackle it all.
 
Now that the weather has greatly improved the list of projects that need to be completed have significantly grown (I think my front door area will be getting a little refurbish for one). Also, I have had better luck hunting down furniture. All you furniture painters out there did you seriously struggle this past winter to find furniture like me?
  
One piece I recently found and finished was this fantastic vintage bench.
 



 
 
It was structurally in great condition when I got it, but just needed a new finish.



 
Ever since I painted the Perfect Red Vintage Dresser back in January I have been dying to use General Finishes Holiday Red again. This brand is seriously my favorite paint of all time. I have consistently gotten a perfect smooth finish with it and it has the best consistency (not thick like chalk paint).




After I painted the red I wanted to add a little bit more personality to the piece and distressing wasn't giving a contrast that I was happy with. I ended up using glaze in Pitch Black (also my GF).
 
 
 

 
I'm pretty much thrilled with the finish after using the glaze. I see tons more glazing in my furniture painting future!
 

 

 
P.S. If you're local, this one is for sale!
 

*I was compensated for this post, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.



23 comments:

  1. I love the color, so pretty and such a great bench.

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  2. love it! i always love pops of color on benches!

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  3. MUST TRY THAT!! Your bench is back in business!! franki

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  4. What a great bench! I love what you do with red paint! Have a great week.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  5. What a great find and you gave that bench a very classy finish.

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  6. Your bench is beautiful! I love the areas of black mixed throughout. :-)

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  7. Love this bench and I love the added touch the glaze gave it!!! It's beautiful! I tried my GF paint this weekend and I'm with you, it's probably my favorite paint I've tried so far!!!

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  8. Love it and what a beautiful finish. I need to try this paint.

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  9. Oh how I wished you lived closer Angela! I love that bench..the red is YUMMY!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  10. That is beautiful! The glaze makes it look like the wood grain is peaking through the paint beautifully!!

    Christina @ She Re Purposed It

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  11. Love it- so much better than the old maple finish! I think every Early American decor house had one of those- xo Diana

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  12. What a perfect color for that piece!

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  13. Nice to see red make an appearance! You are busy busy painting all this furniture! xo Kristin

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  14. love it, and glazing was the perfect choice.

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  15. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Stunning! What an incredible transformation. Great job!
    Suzanne

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  16. I love this color, and you did a terrific job on it! Wish I was local. :)

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  17. What a fabulous bench!! The color is just amazing and I just love it! Way to go, great job!
    Nancy

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  18. The bench is lovely, the red is amazing and the glaze really adds charm! Too bad I'm not local at all!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! Love the bench, and the finish couldn't be more perfect!!

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  20. Oh, so beautiful! I love that color. I found you through Craftberry Bush. Thank so much for sharing! :)
    ~Leslie

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  21. Love this - red is the perfect choice for color!~ I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  22. Hey there, I love this bench! I recently bought two cabinets from Habitat for Humanity and want to do this technique. Did you use a colored primer before painting the red? I will need to use a primer (have no idea what color to use). Do you brush or wipe the glaze on? ANY ADVICE is much appreciated. Thank you so much!

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