Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Paint Brush Maniac!

Hi Bloggerettes!  Lately nothing, I mean nothing, in my house is safe from my paint brush!!  Even the kitties are getting scared.  I've also found myself being drawn to shades of blues, aquas and greens.....what's up with that!  I've always been a real white and neutral kinda gal.
It all started with this pillow.....

And then,
While reading a post at
 on how to cover a bench seat...
I fell in love with the paint color she used.  It's called "shaded cove" by Valspar, which is from their sea tints.
I have been pondering whether or not to paint the bench in my dining room......
too late, pondering over!

Then I found some pretty shell fabric...
And look what transpired....
Do you like?
It matches nothing in my house, nothing. But, I love it!
I'm thinking I will put some more stain on it and do a little more sanding.  Who knows what color it will be next year or maybe even next month!

Do you ever get the urge to paint something? Do you have withdrawl when you haven't painted anything for awhile?  Might be a real sickness, who knows.  If it is, then it's really contagious here in Blogland!

I think Debra at Common Ground is waving her paint brush around too.  So, I'm joining her Vintage Inspiration Fridays.  See ya over there.

Also joining the party over at Perfectly Imperfect All Things Furniture!  Be sure and join the fun.



Rebecca said...

Love the colors...YUMMEEE! You always make me smile!

I'm so happy to come visit after being away! You are AMAZING~


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oooh, love it! I have always loved aqua and greens. That pillow is yummy! You have such an imagination and it's always fun to visit you. Have a great weekend.


Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh it's a sickness for sure and i have it too! even more so now that i've seen this sweet transformation. who cares if it doesn't match a thing! IT'S GORGEOUS!!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful shade, Sissie! The fabric is pretty, too. I can see how it inspired you!! I have been lining up things I want to paint and just haven't had the chance. Soon, I hope!


Robin said...

Gorgeous bench!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those sea colors! I don't paint much at all but one of these out! hugs, Linda

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sissie, what a sweet chair! I love the colours you used and the fabric is just perfect! take care, Maryann

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Sissie! Love the color and that fabric is just perfect!! Martina

afistfullofweeds* said...

Your bench makeover is perfect!! Iam sure it looks great in your home!!

NanaDiana said...

Like it? Like it ? Are you kidding? I LOVE IT...truly LOVE it! I find that my neutral taste is changing too and it's kind of scary! lol I WANT that fabric! xo Diana

Sharing Shadymont said...

Miss Sissie,

You did good! Love the bench, pillow, and the seat fabric is gorgeous! Beautiful as usual!!!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's gorgeous, I love that color blue. I get antsy when I don't craft any kind of craft!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great shell fabric, Sissie! I love how it looks like the middle leg on the bench has a decorative shell that works so well with the fabric. I don't think we should try and figure out these things; just go with it!

Rhonda said...

I love love love the pillow and the bench is fabulous! That color is so peaceful and cool.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is such a gorgeous color! And the matching fabric is perfect. My paintin' arm is about to fall off after this 12 hour day! But I'm lovin' the results. Thanks for linking up, Sissie!!
xoxo Debra

raggygirlvintage said...

You never cease to amaze me Sissie, it is so beautiful and restful and that pillow is AMAZING! How about a little wax once you've sanded, I'm all into wax since using it on some chalk paint projects. I'm also having this aqua thing, more like Annie Sloan's "provence", what is happening to us!! {except apparantly every time I comment on what a nice greenish aqua something is I'm told it is blue - all in the eye of the beholder I say!!}

Willow said...

It looks lovely and I love the color. This is the year for painting in our home. I am done with our bedroom and now will be starting in our hall and dining room. Along with painting the rooms I am painting what ever else I can too. Blues and whites so far.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Love the pillow, Sissie, and the pale, pale sea shades it evokes. Your bench looks wonderful!

Olivia said...

OOOhhhh la la what a fabulous shade! I love this color too and on your bench it is perfect! Wow,the painting bug is an awesome one to hit! Excellent for your booth to I'm sure! Thank you for visiting me and have fun creating!

Sylvia said...

Valspar is one of my favorites...I will have to add shaded cove to my valspar samples. The bench turned out beautiful...the color and detail are very beachy.


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love it too! I noticed that color at Sonya's blog as well. Don't you love it when someone shares a great color?? It might not "match" anything in your house, but in a mostly neutral home, I am sure it goes!!

Sharon Wengel said...

Yes I think it is a real sickness , and you are a carrier , I have it also , My son threatened to hide my pink paint after the polka- dots on the porch chairs. But I just love the transformation paint makes ! And I love your bench !

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I do love that color too! It looks so good with that seashell fabric!~Hugs, Patti

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

So, Sissie, what's the big deal about matching anyway.....beautiful color....very fresh and clean.

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sissy!
WOW that sure is a pretty color. It is so calming and that fabric works so well. I love those colors and did my art studio in a similar color with pinks! A pretty bright and happy space to create in.

Did you make your towel rosettes yet? Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments!
Be blessed!

Curtains In My Tree said...


what a great color and it POPS in your lovely house I am sure it doesn't have to match


Cyndy's BEACH HOUSE said...

Your killing me, Sissy!
Love, love, love it...send it my way when your done. Where can I find the fabric?

Experience tells me when you display something out of the ordinary it gives the house/vignette/store new fresh pizzaz. And this bench screams summer all year long.

Passionate for White said...

The bench is just-so-pretty! And the pillow... TJ's, HomeGoods?

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Absolutely beautiful Sissie! I love everything about it. I love that you have a theme going with the shells. Love it, love it, love it.

Cindy said...

I'm pretty sure there has never been a cuter bench. Good grief, the fabric picks up the shell on the the back of the bench, and the blue is oh so heavenly...


Connie said...


Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the bench makeover Sissie! The color and fabric would go fantastic with my decor. I have a bench that is in serious need of a makeover and I was going to use the AS Chalk Paint "Provence." But I like how yours turned out so I may get the "shaded cove" by Valspar to paint it.

Thanks for the inspiration!

~ Tracy

Val said...


KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful pillow and that bench is lovely.

GWENNY said...

I love , love your blue bench and pillow and the fabric is seavine( devine).
Blessings from Gwenny

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I am very impressed! That color looks great on your bench! And I can't believe you found the fabric AFTER you painted it. Goes perfectly together.

Allison said...

That is so beautiful, Sissie! Love the pretty color and fabric. I think it looks very nice in your house. You did a gorgeous job on that piece! Happy weekend to you!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey there Sissie~
I am in LOVE with your bench! Love a hint of that color around a house, especially in summer. It's perfect with all your whites, shells & glass. Have you tried painting on muslin yet? I'm behind in blogging so you may have tried it in an earlier post. If not, it's fun! Just use some of that leftover paint & dab some on your ruffles.
Hope your holiday weekend was awesome!

Kathy said...

It matches beautifully I think!
all things pastel seem to marry well.
Love that new color...yum!
Very beachy.
xoxo~kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Ginger said...

I love that aqua color too. Sometimes a girl just needs something different. Your bench is to diefoeandthe pillow is awesome!!!

Ginger said...

That should have said To die for!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, you've got the beachy color bug! I love your little bench and the color and the fabric you used on the seat! Lovely and you're so good.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Sissie!

Your bench makeover is absolutely BLUE-tiful! You always have that magic touch!!
i have a vintage glass front cabinet in almost that same shade and its my favorite.
Thanks for sharing your latest creation!!


Suzanne said...

Love, love, love the blue!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Sissie, the color you are showing is divine.

Live with what you love. It doesn't matter whether it matches or not.


Hugs, Barb

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy I remember your blue topped table. I had my stenciled table, then unstenciled already in the garage when I saw yours. It must have been pretty popular. I bet yours sold quick, I notice buyers love that blue color


Shabbyfufu said...

Haha, painting IS a sickness that we shabby girls all seem to have Sissie! Lovely work....

Dorthe said...

Oh Sissie, this bench is so very beautiful, I never saw any like it- and the color you used with the shell fabric makes it the most wonderful little love bench,ever- what a beauty.
Sending hugs from apart.

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