I was a at garage sale this fall and snagged this bench for $5. Too bad I forgot to take a picture before the paint brush smacked it. The neat thing about it is, the top opens for some storage. Not a lot of room, obviously, but great for mittens or maybe magazines or even a few mice.
Okay. Now you all know by now that I've never claimed
to be the sharpest tool in the shed.
I'm blonde and I'm afraid the last few years I've been part of the reason they have a bad rap (sorry, fellow blondies, - I truly am!!! Forgive me!)
So my typical way to paint furniture is use my good ole' DIY Chalk Paint which would be: pour some paint into a container, dump in some Plaster of Paris, and stir it up real good. Well can you BELIEVE I never even realized until after I loaded these pictures.... that lately, I haven't been using Plaster of Paris at all!!! I've been using Webpatch 90!!!! Whatever in the tarnation that is! Well, I guess it says right on there. Floor Leveler and Patch. Yup, well, maybe THAT would be why the paint was nearly impossible to sand off and distress when I did my bedroom furniture!!!!! Wow. Hey, you want painted furniture that ain't gonna scratch?!!! Yeah, me too.
Just so you don't think I've totally lost it, come on and have a look at the carton of Plaster of Paris. SEE??!! You could have mistaken Webpatch for Plaster of P too and you know it! :) (Although, you maybe have discovered it months before I did!!)
|Back to the bench. After my mixture of white paint and Web patch, I used my trusty ole' harlequin stencil from Hobby Lobby on the top in gray and then gave it a clear coat of polyacrylic.|
Oh, and since someone is bound to ask what those green, bumpy things are in the basket, they're called "osage oranges" 'round these here parts. If you're from Iowa, you maybe have referred to them as "hedge apples". They grow on massive thorny trees, and are supposed to keep scary, hairy spiders away!
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