Thursday, July 23, 2009

bench pressed

Remember a few weeks ago when the blog world went nuts over Glidden's free paint offer? Well, yesterday my free quart of Fresh Guacamole arrived! I'm super excited because I can finally paint the bench in our entrance.

As soon as you walk in the door, you are greeted by this storage bench. Now, the mauve pink sponge painted look was ultra cool when I was in middle school and this bench lived under my bedroom window, but I've been itching to give it a good paint makeover ever since the bench came to live in the roost. The Glidden giveaway gave me the perfect opportunity to not only paint this cutie, but also dip my brush in a color other than white!
Of course one thing leads to another, and I haven't been overjoyed at the thought of sanding through several layers of textured paint. Brad (pretty easily) convinced me that we needed a new toy to help with this job, so we picked up a Black and Decker orbital sander last night, as well as a can of primer.
Hopefully, this little project will be done over the weekend! Has anyone else received their free paint yet? If so, what are your plans?



Tim and Tracy said...

Have fun painting... but save some energy for us. :) We'll have to have you up soon to stay in our new guest room and we can have a painting party. :) I can't wait to see your "new" bench! I was bummed because they ran out of free paint before I could request a color... :( Oh, well. Guacamole sounds delish and fresh!

Tracy's mom said...

Got our "true turquoise" as soon as we got the word about the free deal. We plan on painting a small bookcase in Andrew's newly decorated bedroom. Can't wait to see how your project turns out. Please do save some energy for Tim & Tracy's new home though - there's plenty of sanding and painting projects to go around. :)

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

My darling Grandma was Hattie also. How fun! I love your blog!! How creative you are!!