Monday, March 21, 2016

Birch Trees Painted piano bench



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 I just found this OLD post from way back in the day and I thought it would be a fun walk down memory lane to look back at one of my first blogging projects.
ENJOY!

I gotta tell you, I have been having so much fun this week. Don't get me wrong, crafting and painting furniture is fun, but when I get to "do a painting" on furniture.....It makes me KA-RAY-ZEE Happy...:)

I have had this piano bench sitting in the shed since approximately.....UMMM....FOREVER!!! (actually since the first day of summer vacation for the kiddos) There it sat with more and more of my crap, oops I mean STUFF on top of it. 
Then the other day when I was painting my dresser I thought, I should really "JUST DO SOMETHING" to that thing....:) 
So I gave it a quick sanding and coat of primer and when it was dry, a coat of steeple gray paint.
 Then it sat.....................AGAIN...............in my garage.   I was thinking: oh I will just quick paint a graphic on it or something. But I have not been painting pictures as much as I would like too, and while I was thinking about how I would love to paint some birch trees, It came to me....Why the heck couldn't I just paint them on the bench. DERRRRRRR!!!! :)

And so it began.
 I painted my backgrounds and shadows on the tree trunks, just like I would in a painting. I then I left for my daughters orchestra concert.

By the time I got home it was dry enough to start working on the bark...and with the rough shape that the top was in, it worked out perfect for the texture of the birch trees. 
I finished out the outside edge in black so that it is framed out
. It is now not only a bench, but a work of art. I am so happy with how it turned out.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!!



36 comments:

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

This is beautiful!!

Lucy Designs said...

Karin, this is beautiful! I love it

Anita said...

I'm loving this piece! Wonderful!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh Karin, this is one of the most stunning pieces ever!

Girlie Blogger said...

Ok. You make me so jealous. I wish I had the same talent as you. I LOVE the table. I might just hit the garage sales and attempt something like this.

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Sarah, Three Boys said...

Oh, my heavens this is gorgeous! You have some MAD skills!!!!

A Vintage Green said...

It is a painting - just viewed differently. Unique idea.
- Joy

Franchesca said...

What a beautiful project!!!

Rhissanna said...

Wow, seriously...this is wonderful. I love the light and shadow across the trunks. New follower!

Belinda said...

Wow! Love this. You are very talented!

jessica dukes said...

wow, this is beautiful. i have a rust peice that i painted in my living room that says the robert frost poem "one could do worse than be a swinger of birches..." new follower from the follow fest!

bailey k. said...

wow, you are an amazing artist! that is beautiful. and what a great idea to paint a piano bench!

i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

letbirdzfly.blogspot.com

thanks so much for sharing!

Mrs. T said...

What a great idea!!
New follower from follower's fest!!!

Anonymous said...

Just saying Hi from Style Outside the Box! We would love to do a link swap with you! :) New Follower from Oct Fest! :) Come say HI at http://www.styleoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/

:)

Honey at 2805 said...

This is beautiful! What a nice idea to add an artistic touch to your piano bench.
I have happily become a friend and follower and hope you will do the same. I would be delighted if you would link to Potpourri Friday (in progress)!

Mae said...

Beautiful art!!! Found you on follower's fest!

Jamie said...

WOW! beautiful talent!!!

Pamma said...

WOW...another one...you are so talented!
~Pam

Hayley said...

Beautiful! When I lived in Alaska these trees were abundant so I especially love it! Great job.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi! I'm delighted you linked to Potpourri Friday again this week! I always enjoy your posts and really loved this one!

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

This is soooo amazing! I can tell you put a lot of love into it!

If you're interested in linking up at more parties, I've got one that just started! I'd love to have you!

Once Upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After
Friday nights

http://www.familyeverafterblog.com/2011/10/once-upon-weekend-link-party-16-and.html

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Beautiful!!Found you via Tatertots and Jello. Love it if you'd link to Things I've Done Thursday, going on until noon tomorrow. Also have a custom blog button giveaway going on now! Hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Melanie
http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-ive-done-thursday-and-blog.html

gail said...

beautiful bench! You did such a fabulous job painting it.
gail

michele said...

oooooh i love birch! fabulous job on this unique artful piece.

visiting via TTJ and so glad to find your post! would love to have you stop by for my shabby chic giveaway!

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

best to you.

michele

Holly Knitlightly said...

I absolutely love this!! So beautiful.

I stumbled over here from the followers fest!
Cheers!
Holly

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Looks so so great! New follower from the fest stopping by to say hi. Em

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! that is awesome! you are seriously so talented!!!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Super Duper! I think you know this already you've got MAJOR MAJOR SKILLS :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are amazingly talented. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking this to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays.

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Decorating with Cents said...

You are so talented...I wish I had half your talent!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

What a wonderful piece. I love that you can freehand something like this. I'm impressed. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday!

Warmly, Michelle

Carrie said...

Yeah, there's no way I could NOT feature your bench this week. I love birch trees!

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Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Thanks for linking up to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays. You were featured today!!http://measuredbytheheart.com/2011/11/fun-feature-fridays-114.html
Thanks!!

Kelly said...

i found your bench through Pinterest and was just in awe! So much talent on a simple piano bench...what would be funny is on the inside of the bench when you lifted it up was the inside of the trees...maybe a squirrel in one and a woodpecker lives in the other....I mean that sounds like a lot of work but it might be something your kids would treasure for life....oh wait, it already is.

anyway not to talk your ear off, but you did such a great job with this!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Beautiful. Birch trees are my favorite trees. Love it!

Jessica Culp said...

Graphics are great, but dang, that is what IM talking about sister! You've got the painting artistically talent, love it!!!