A bench makeover.
This bench went from out-of-the-box boring to beautiful blue.
I purchased this bench back in August to use at the dining table for the kids, easy in - easy out. It was always meant to be temporary. Then I found chairs for the dining table and the bench became a coffee table.
The kids like the open floor space in the living room to play but still need a surface to put books on, to draw and color, for drinks, etc.
The bench serves that purpose well.
Although it was fine in it's original state I wanted to make it my own.
Here's how I did it:
1. Sanded with 120 grit to remove poly and rough up edges.
2. Applied Minwax special walnut stain to legs only:
3. One coat Kilz primer on slats:
4. One coat paint Behr sage:
5. One coat paint Behr vintage velvet:
6. Sanded with 120 grit:
7. One coat paint watered-down white.
8. One coat BM buxton blue:
9. Sanded 120 grit to distress.
10. Applied Minwax special walnut stain.
11. Applied one coat satin poly.
Basically I layered up the paint using colors I already had, then distressed and stained it.
It's a bit coastal but fits right in.
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