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! 

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  1. Karenann Sharrott

    The bench is gorgeous! You did a great job!

  2. Vanessa

    This piece is fabulous! I love duck egg, its a great color and so soft. Turned out great Tami.

  3. Audra @ Renewed Projects

    Duck Blue is one of my favorite Annie Sloan colors and it looks just fabulous on this bench! Totally love the stained boards you added for the seat. So classy looking!

  4. My thrift store addiction

    You did a great job and I love the color! Blessings, Cecilia

  5. Maria Elena

    Turned out beautiful! Gorgeous color!

  6. Jeannie Marie

    I know your neighbor must be thrilled, you did a wonderful job on it!

  7. Karen Marie Kedzuch

    I meant to tell you I love your profile picture a while ago. I also love this bench. Did you sell it to your neighbor? It turned out beautiful with just the right amount of Distressing to your sweet find!
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

  8. Peter Chavez

    Your bench is actually a headboard and footboard from a bed.

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