I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
For the most part, I’m finished with the bench. I wasn’t too happy with how my cording turned out so I’ll be fixing it at another time. Otherwise, I’m thrilled with the end result!
If you are interested here is a step-by-step tutorial. I am by no means a professional painter, I learn as I go. I’m not looking for perfection, I’m sure there are a lot of things I’m doing wrong but you know what, I’m having fun!
Light sand and then prime
I used RustOleum Heirloom White Spray Paint, it took two coats. In between each coat I sand using the buffer, it smooths everything out.
After everything is smoothed out the fun begins. I take a piece of course sandpaper and start distressing. Sand off any part that has a drip (no one will ever know about the drips if you take it away) and any corners/edges that would naturally wear over time.
Next, I decided to lightly stain over parts of the bench and wipe off with a wet paper towel. It gave it an aged look, exactly what I was looking for.
I sprayed on varnish for durability
Remember the before?