Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Everybody Wants a Blue Bench! but that's okay...

A few months ago I purchased this mint green bench from a resale shop for a great price! 


It had a crappy paint job and some freaky indoor/outdoor carpet upholstery, but I decided it was a challenge I was willing to accept to find it's inner beauty! 



I tore off the platform and found it had a cheap thin layer of wood underneath.
I deconstructed it completely and basically started from scratch. 


Repurposed Headboard Bench Before

I sanded, stripped, reconstructed existing posts and constructed a new bench seat with all new wood.
I stripped out old nails and reinforced with screws to make it sturdy.

My neighbor saw me working on it midway and asked to purchase it if I painted it...wait for it...Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg Blue!  Luckily I have a lot on hand from this cabinet, this bench and this bench.  Annie Sloan goes a long way so I was thrilled to use it for another great bench. 

And here she is now!  Much better with a new makeover. 

Repurposed Headboard Bench Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

Repurposed Headboard Bench Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

Distressed ever so slightly on the edges.

Repurposed Headboard Bench Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue


My favorite part is the bench seat.
I love it combined with the Duck Egg Blue paint.

Look at that beautiful wood grain. 
I stained it with my favorite Minwax Special Walnut.

Repurposed Headboard Bench Minwax Special Walnut Stain

Repurposed Headboard Bench Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

And finally look at those cute "faux" rocker legs! 
All ready for her new home!

Repurposed Headboard Bench Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

If you would like to see some more benches and furniture projects be sure to take a look at my Project Gallery Page.
  Thanks for stopping by today! 

~Tami

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