yesterday I whitewashed.....................

rosepetal2April 24, 2008

the old rustic grayed wood in the garden. I didn't want pure white more a beachy/whitewashed look. This was the bench I made (posted in gate, pallet and posts) as well as a planter box on legs. I'm pleased with their new look

before

after whitewashing

Diane

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Purplemoon

They look WONDERFUL white-washed! I love how they turned out, and the whole setting for that matter. Those gates really enhance everything!
I have some stuff I want to white-wash, but I'm afraid of messing it up where it looks too painted. What ratio did you do the paint and water on yours?

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 4:23AM
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craftylady-2006

I love it, it looks great. The whitewashing really makes it look fantastic.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 7:48AM
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rosepetal2

I watered the white latex outdoor paint down 1/2 paint 1/2 water, and I didn't put much on the wood until I knew how it would look. I did go over some for a second coat, that old wood really absorbed the paint.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Diane

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 11:18AM
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jeannespines

Very, very pretty...looks like a wonderful place to go sit and meditate or read a good book. Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 12:52PM
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kat4kittens2002(7)

love the way it "pops". i also like the fact you did one bench and one box. you did a great job.
kathy

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 1:26PM
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Bright199(foothills NC)

OOoohhh! Very nice setting! I just love the gates and how you've used them.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 8:26PM
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luna_llena_feliz

*Applauds* Great work! The gates look wonderful as benches!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2008 at 12:49AM
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