Monday, March 21, 2011

Potting Bench Gets A Makeover

I think you will really like this makeover.

Do you remember last year when I talked myself out of repainting my potting bench that my husband made for me about 7 or 8 years ago?  (With a hand saw I might add.)  You can read about it here.  I was going to do it in an off white and I just couldn’t.  I am glad I didn’t because I don’t think I would have liked it.

Well yesterday was gorgeous and before I could even think about it I grabbed a bottle of Folkart craft paint in basil green and started dry brushing the bench doors.  And then I used my new wax in dark brown to deepen the color.


Then I thought what the heck and decided to use the wax on the whole darn bench.  Yep I got carried away, but I think it worked to my advantage.  I will see what you all think. 

Here is what it looked like before I painted it yesterday.


And here is what it looks like now. 



Ok so I know just cleaning it up would have been a big improvement, but I love the paint job and the fact I got rid of all that orangey paint especially on the doors.

Here is the side of it painted and partially waxed.


And here is the top of the bench showing an unwaxed area.



Pretty magical stuff huh?

Did you notice a little extra something? 


Yep peg board.  Getting this peg board cut at Home Depot was so hard.  The customer service yesterday was so bad, but it was worth it.  I really love it on the bench.


My husband accidentally slid it in backwards and I liked the back better than the stark white front.  So that’s how it was screwed onto the bench. 

I might stencil something on it, but I haven’t decided yet.

How about another look at the completed bench.




Was it worth spending a gorgeous Sunday painting and waxing?  You betcha!

What do you think?


Linking to

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff

Take a Risk Day @ Nesting Place

Get Your Craft On @ Today’s Creative Blog

Piece of Work Wednesday @ Primitive and Proper

Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking

Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed’s Creations

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