Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Grain Sack Bench


I found this bench at a local thrift store today and of course brought it home.  I love the legs on it and I knew it could be a stunner with some work. 
Before:


The bench has the smooth factory finish that I don't like so much
I decided to use a piece of an antique grain sack I had left from my last project.  I mixed up white home-made chalk paint and painted the base of the bench.  While the paint was drying I stapled the grain sack to the seat.  The next thing I did was to brush on dark wax directly to the white paint.  I knew this would darken the white and it would look aged.  I had made sure as I painted the white on that I had brush strokes going many ways. The dark wax stays in the crevices created by the brush marks.  I wiped off the extra wax and then screwed on the seat and was finished. 



I love antique grain sacks!


Memorial Day Bouquet






30 comments:

  1. WHAT? You didn't LOVE that parrot fabric covering? lol It turned out GREAT. Love the grainsack and the finish on the wood. You did a good job. I really LOVE little benches like that. I have a few too many! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana-parrot fabric no my fav but grain sack is! I love little stools too!

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  2. Wow!! It looks great. I love the gain sack on this stool...perfect choice :-)

    Happy Thursday ♥

    ~Sherri

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  3. Thank you Sherri--I love grain sack and stools so it was a win win!

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  4. Great makeover!! Love the grain sack!

    Nancy

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  5. I love grain sacks. The dark wax brought out the details.
    Joy

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    1. Thank you Joy-I love working with dark wax and grain sack!

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  6. That's gorgeous! I love grain sacks too ~ very rustic and fun looking! Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia--grain sacks are the best!

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  7. What do you mean...you didn't love the parrot fabric? What was someone thinking? You sure did this stool a favor, love it!

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  8. Thanks Betsy--I agree I did the bench a BIG favor! Parrots not so much!

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  9. How come I never find anything this cute in a thrift shop?! This is great -- I love the lines and the fabric is so pretty.

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    1. Thanks--I spotted it under a bunch of junk!

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  10. Your transformations are so wonderful!!! Pleeease move next door to me...or at least down the street. :-)
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice--I would love to live by you and be inspired!

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  11. I'm a sucker for grain sack anything. This little bench is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you--I am a sucker for grain sack too!

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  12. So sweet! Love the transformation (as always!!!).

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I am loving the grain sack!

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  13. This bench sure is a keeper, I can't believe someone got rid of this piece. The legs are gorgeous and the grain sac is perfect. Good thing for you that someone was silly enough to part with this beauty.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia--I am so glad people get rid of great junk! More for me to find--just got back from the Flea Market with more stuff!

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  14. This is gorgeous! LOVE grain sacks!

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    1. Thank you Monica! I love grain sacks too!

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  15. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

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