Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Painted Bench

When I picked up this bench for $5 at a garage sale this past fall, it was not pretty. It had no seat and was covered in this textured flecked-stone spray paint.

But I saw the potential and brought it home anyway. Hubby added a seat, and the boys helped me sand (almost) all that flecked-stone paint off. It was a lot better.

But it wasn't quite finished yet. I painted it a light gray to start.

I then distressed the edges and stained it with a dark espresso stain (my first staining experience). It was lovely and perfect.

The dark stain changed the gray to a deeper, shadowy color that I just love.

The distressed dark edges really show up against the lighter gray.

It now sits on my front porch with the shabby blue chair, looking lovely.

I love how it turned out. My front porch is really coming together. Thanks for looking!

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  1. it looks beautiful on your porch! and what a great score!

  2. I can't believe you got that for $5! I love how you finished it... absolutely perfect.

  3. Thanks ladies - I can't wait for the garage sales to start up again so I can start the hunt again. :)

  4. Anonymous5:22 PM

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