Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Long White Bench


I have a new King size bed in my bedroom and I needed something at the end of it to collect thinks.  I found this grungy old bench at the Flea Market and it seemed to fit the bill so it came home with me. 
Before:

The bench paint was peeling and flaking so I got out my hand sander and spent some time on the grungy bench making it smooth and ready for paint.  I first painted it in Barn Red by The Urban Rooster.



Before I painted the white on the bench I rubbed an old candle on the edges and other places that I wanted the red to show through.  The next 2 coats were painted in Marshmallow Cream by The Urban Rooster .  To get the red to show up I lightly sanded the edges and then I sealed the entire bench with AS clear wax. 
I couldn't get a picture of the bench at the end of the best so I moved it to the wall for pictures!  

Red and white

No more flaking paint! 


My Beach bag! 

I love the red peeping through! 


18 comments:

  1. Would love one for my foot of bed too. Like the idea of red showing through. Great idea and will steal for sure.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love the red peeking through too!

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  2. I love benches, and this one is such a great size for the foot of your bed!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I love a good bench too!

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  3. So simple yet so beautiful:-)
    Greetings:-)

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    1. Thank you-simple is how I roll these days!

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  4. I never would have thought to paint it red first, but I love it!

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you Rue-I like a little red showing!

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  5. I love a great bench and this one is so perfect especially for the end of a king size bed. Love it.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-it is the perfect size for my bed!

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  6. It is good that you sanded it well as no one wants to get splinters in their legs or bum.

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    1. Thank you rose-it sure did need a good sand!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the red showing through the cream paint! I know it looks beautiful at the foot of your bed!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-it is pretty and useful!

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  8. That is a really nice white. I know that might sound strange to some people, but I am picky about my whites. They can't be too white, or everything else around them looks grungy. And they can't be too grey. Or too blue. Or too green. LOL. Marshmallow Cream is perfect! I also will admit to eating that stuff right out of the jar. Is that wrong?

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    1. Thank you Linda-finding the right white can be difficult and I do like the Marshmallow Cream! I don't like a grungy white either!

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  9. Oh my, I have some shutters that would look fabulous with this bench!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I bet they would look good together!

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