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

Posted by rosepetal2 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 24, 08 at 2:55

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

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after whitewashing

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Diane


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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


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


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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


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


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


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


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


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