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Taking A Bench From Bland To Beautiful

This is my favored kind of makeover…utilizing fabric and paint, a ho-hum bench is substantially transformed in no time at all.

I purchased this bench nearly a 12 months ago at Hotel Liquidators in New Haven, Connecticut. (it truly is one particular of my very best sources to acquire genuinely excellent high quality furniture grime low-cost!) Right here is what I started out out with…
Initial stage was getting rid of the cushion.
It was a excellent fall day so I set up shop on the patio to paint.
A fast rub down of de-glosser, followed by primer, then white spray paint in a satin finish.

It was a windy day and I could not locate sufficient rocks to hold down my plastic cloth,
so here’;s a small trick: use cans covered with a baggie–that way they keep clean!

Following the spray paint dried I brushed on some watered down leftover gray paint…
It gave the wood a soft glazed finish.

Right after removing the outdated vinyl, it was just a matter of stapling the new fabric onto the cushion.
So a lot prettier!
But the bland walls? They are still the raw plaster–we removed the previous wallpaper shortly following moving in and I still have not gotten close to to painting. I’;m pondering of doing a decorative paint treatment method like a stencil or stripes. I want the search of wallpaper but not the cost–it is a very large area and wallpaper would be rather expensive.

Here are some wall suggestions I’;m tossing close to…
I guess this will be my winter undertaking, so stay tuned!

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