I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Ours was fabulous! We celebrated a dear friends birthday in their beautiful backyard. We thought we would just pop in for a few hours but our neighbor friends said they would take the boys for the whole night! Don’t you just love it when things like that happen last minute!
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 your 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! At the end I can stand back and be proud of the imperfect job that I did!
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?
Today we are at California Adventure so I’ll be posting a tutorial on how I reupholstered the bench when we get back!
Enjoy your day!