Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mistint


Dear Mistint,

I'm sorry that you have been labeled a mistake and stuck in a corner.
You shouldn't have to go thru life like that.

I will take you home.

I will love you and use you like a real intentional color.
You are beautiful.

Don't let anyone tell you differently.

Dressed with a little gel stain and varnish you will be
the talk of the town.
Don't let a silly sticker determine your future.
You are a color!!
You are an amazing color!!!

You have so much potential!!

Don't ever forget that.

All my love,
Andy



26 comments:

  1. Love that mistint!!!! besides the fact that it was marked down, it is beautiful!

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  2. Brilliant! The bench/table and the paint were meant to be together...oh so pretty.

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  3. Cute post! So, how does gel stain work? How is it different from regular stain?

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  4. Gel stain is thicker and in my opinion much easier to work with. It comes out looking like a paint that I just put on a cloth and rub it on my project. If I get too much on I just get a wet cloth and wipe it off. If I want just the edges dark I'll use a paint brush and just lightly paint the edges with gel stain. I really really like it.

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  5. Adorable post! I constantly check the mistints in my area!

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  6. Lovely color! Glad you took it home to give it some love. :)

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  7. Andy, you are amazing and such an inspiration. My parents are remodeling and have a similar colour left over. I can't wait to put it to good use. I have two chairs and a coffee table remodel in the works. What do you use to cut your vinyl??? If you don't mind me asking.

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  8. I love mis-tints too! That color is awesome, great job! What a fun bench!

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  9. Too Cute! Love the color and how it turned out.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kate

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  10. This post was awesome. It was fun to read. I think that the clever letter to the topic method would make anything nice to read. Great job,
    Joe

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  11. Andy, you are so cute! This post is amazing, and the bench is beautiful!! I love the font on your pumpkins. To the mistints in each of us.

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  12. So fun! I love mistints too! We adoptive parents need to coo loving words to our little paint refugees. And, I have one of those little benches too, and after seeing this post, I know just what to do!
    peace~

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  13. Wow. Just Wow. And I ADORE those white pumpkins!

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  14. I love your bench and your pumpkins. So cute.
    -Crystal

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  15. That turned out stinkin' CuTe!! Love it :)

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  16. That just looks awesome with your front door and the pumpkins!

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  17. Wow it turned out beautifully. I love the color and with the white pumpkins!! So nice.

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  18. Love this post! It is so cute. I have a little collection of mistints too. Many of our rooms are or were mistints before repainting (not because I didn't like the colours but because they were pretty roughed up by little ones.)Some great furniture rehabs too. Great little bench and love the fresh new look to the entry.

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  19. ah I love it!
    How did you make it green when it looked tan in the pictures... was it the gel stain, or was the first picture just misleading?

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  20. So not a mistake! I love this ~ nice job!

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  21. I buy mis-tinted paint all of the time! Saves a bunch of money! I love your bench.

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  22. Andy- I LOVE the colors that you use in your projects! They are gorgeous!! Is there anyway I can beg and plead with you to post some of those colors so that I can use some of them for my own home??? PLEASE! :)

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  23. This is a very after-the-fact comment, but I just discovered your blog and couldn't believe it when I saw this project. I have that same exact gossip bench (that used to belong to my mom) in the same exact condition, and I just haven't decided what color I want to paint it. Yours looks great!

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It's such a pleasure to hear from you! Thank you for taking a moment to comment. If you have a question, please leave me your email address! Thanks a million!
~Andy