I have been trying to stay true to my New Year’s goal of treating my blog as a job. All in all I have been doing well at starting and completing projects, writing posts, and updating my facebook page and other social media. At first I felt a bit shy to share my projects with the outside world, but I have found great support and encouragement in this new endevor. Thank you all for being such great cheerleaders.
So on to the next porject… an ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan….a darling bench makeover. Sometimes when I start a project I get excited and forget to take a before picture This happens to be one of those times, but I do have plenty of pictures of the process
Imagine a needlepoint cherry stained bench.. I found one on treasure hunt a while back. I could tell it had good bones. All it needed was a makeover and a chance to be updated. I removed the seat and sanded the base before painting.
The color I chose for this project was one of Miss Mustard’s Seed’ new European Colors named Marzipan . This warm beigey- white I thought would go well with the coffee bean sack I was using to cover the seat. A quick couple of coats with drying time in between really gave this bench a fresh look and terrific makeover.
To recover the seat, I chose a coffee bean sack I picked up at a local grocery store when they were on sale. Because this seat was padded well already, I just cut the sack to size, flipped it over and began stapling I just love the graphics on this particular bag.
I attached the seat back onto the bench, distressed it a bit and finished it off with clear wax. Finished! The tired, needlepoint bench has a fresh make over. A new piece to add for home decor. I love what a little paint can do!
Have you freshened up anything lately ?