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.
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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