Friday, April 4, 2014

Red and White Bench



I was scouring my local Thrift stores when I spied this broken grungy bench.  It had great legs and I knew it could be very cute, so I bought it of course.  
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After fixing the broken middle post I pulled out piles of fabric from my stash to get inspiration.  Farm look?  Frenchy look?  Chippy look? Beach look?  So many choices and for some reason I was having a hard time deciding ( this does not happen very often to me when it comes to furniture!)  Luckily my friend Suzan came over and she said I should go with the French Country red fabric and paint the bench creamy white, so that is what I did.  
    I mixed up some home made white chalk paint (Garlic Clove by Benjamin Moore bought at Kings Paint) and started to paint the bench.  While the paint was drying I reupholstered the top with the fabulous red and white fabric.  Distressing was next and then sealing the bench with clear AS wax.























I love anything red and white so this made me very happy!

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26 comments:

  1. Nice clean, crisp transformation...your friend had a great vision.
    AMF=another mechanical failure...my dad built bowling alleys for Brunswick!

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    1. Thank you Marigene--I I love old bowling pins and what an interesting job for your dad.

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  2. I think the little bench has come to life right before our eyes.... I love the red and white...Looks great! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Patty--I love red and white too!

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  3. So cute! Love the pop of cheery red plaid.
    Mary Alice

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  4. What an awesome transformation Darrielle!! Love the red plaid fabric.

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  5. I just found your blog tonight...glad I did! I love what you did with this bench. Thats a great transformation - Love it!

    Blessings!

    ~Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sheri--I have fun painting furniture!

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  6. That is just the perfect choice for fabric for that now that you have painted and distressed it. I love it-it is just fun! xo Diana

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  7. What a cute idea! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm so glad you rescued it :) It did have great legs and needed someone to give it a second chance. Have a great day!

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  9. Hi Darrielle,
    Isn't it awesome all the great treasures one can find at the thrift store? Even if they are diamonds in the rough. The bench turned out great. Love the choice of fabric.

    Hugs and Kisses.
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana--I love going on the hunt for treasures. The workers at all my local thrift stores know me--ha ha

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    1. Thank you Lisa--I like the legs too--wish mine were as pretty!

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  11. Love your bench! I need one too! It is just gorgeous!
    Your refinishing job is wonderful!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy--it was a fun and easy project.

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  12. That bench is adorable! I love the red check!

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