Monday, 10 May 2021

ADVICE ? ..........





We have the above bench and, as much as I love the distressed look, it is so rusty now, which comes off on our clothes so, it needs painting. I have been told to paint it black, which makes it recede but I'm not so sure about that ..... I'm usually pretty confident with my choices but, this time, I'm not sure ..........





Our other painted bench is cream ....... should we go with cream again ....... or grey, or green or black or sky blue pink !!!

THOUGHTS PLEASE .

XXXX




photos via me

Jackie

26 comments:

  1. Colour is such a personal choice, it is impossible to say which one is right for YOU xxx
    Go with your instincts Jackie. You have such good taste I am sure it will be perfect.

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    1. You are so right JayCee ....... I always say the same when anyone asks my advice !!! I shall probably just use whatever I can find in the shed 🤣😂🤣 XXXX

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  2. Why not green, a French green and if all else fails, paint it white.

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    1. Yes Gina ..... I love that green and, it was painted that colour when we bought it. XXXX

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  3. The cream seat is beautiful with its curve.
    The one needing TLC is a super looking iron piece Jackie. Perhaps not black - I feel we all need some color these days - but a dark grey green (one of those fabulous Farrow & Ball shades) might work. You could paint the lovely medallion on the back a little lighter to make it stand out. For comfort add a lovely padded cushion in an old fashioned floral pattern. I'd love to sit there with you in your garden some day! Who knows - one must dream.
    Have a fabulous week dear friend.
    Mary -

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    1. The reason I said black was because I have been following an English Interior designer who lives in Islington and she paints everything in her garden black to make them recede and to show the plants off but, as much as I like her ideas, I don't think black is my style ! We have lots of Farrow and Ball in the shed so, I shall choose one of those !!!!
      Wishing you a lovely new week Mary. XXXX

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  4. How about a nice Charcoal? Even a deep green would be lovely. I love the cream bench and the solid seats and back make the cream a stronger statement. You have good taste and I'm sure whatever you choose will be very attractive.

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    1. Thats very kind of you to say Susan but I do question myself a lot !!!
      I quite fancy charcoal and, if I don't like it, I can always repaint it !!!! XXXX

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  5. We have a few metal/iron outdoor pieces and my husband
    took them to a place where they remove all the rust,
    recoat it so it doesn’t rust again.
    We have left those pieces natural, no paint.
    I love your piece, natural . . . it has an old world garden feel.
    Although doing it cream, like your other piece would be lovely too.

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    1. I also love the natural look Lynne. We have lots of plant supports, an arch with a gate etc that are all rusty and I love that look. The cream bench got so rusty that it came off on our clothes { and visitors } so, we painted it cream. Sometimes, practicality has to take over so I think we need to paint it even though I love that distressed look. XXXX

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  6. How about that lovely Cotswold/Provencal green? The colour of the back of Olive leaves. They're both beautiful benches; I'm jealous.

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  7. I do love that green Cro and, it was painted in that colour when we bought it. We got the one I need to paint, along with an arch with gates, at The Chelsea Flower Show in 2012. As I have said above, I shall probably paint it with whatever I can find in the shed !!!! XXXX

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  8. Whatever colour you paint it, it would be a good idea to get it galvanised first. It is less expensive to dip a thing like that than you may imagine. They charge by the weight.

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    1. You would need to strip it to bare metal first, of course, which may be more expensive than the galvanising.

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  9. Soft green....I really like that color....powder green I mean...such a beautiful color...and when it is finished...put it in your car and bring it to me....hahahaha...I love that bench...love happy week from me ...🍀💕🍀

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    1. Hahaha Ria ….. if I could, I would. 💕. XXXX

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    2. Oh ...that is a nice answer ...love from me 🍀💕🍀

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    1. Yes Elizabeth, I think I might paint it cream to match everything else. XXXX

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  11. There's nothing like a fun crafty project! Painting metal furniture is so satisfying, and if you've got a shed-full of paint already, it's too easy!

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    1. I might as well go with what’s in the shed Pip. Not my most interesting post but nice to hear what others think. XXXX

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  12. Good advice from everyone, Jacqueline! I would avoid black because it is a little too self-consciously stylish. Your cream seat looks lovely and sits well beside the soft colours of the flowers at either side. You could have some fun and paint your rusty seat in a bright colour to match pots of flowers. I wonder what colours are hiding in your shed?! Possibly blue with pots of agapanthus.

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    1. I don’t like black either ….. I might paint it cream like the other one as it does compliment most plants and flowers. We have lots of old paint in the shed so I have choices 😂🤣😂 XXXX

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