Bench Makeover

A bench built with love from my husbands late Grandfathers hands has always been a treasure to move with us and find the perfect location for a quiet time out spot for our little ones. All four have used it in it original condition but the lettering had faded and I thought a little freshening up was just what the DIY Dr. ordered.

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime
 Before and After

I made sure to wipe down the bench with a damp cloth and let it air dry before opening my bottle of Waverly Chalk Paint in Agave. One coat with a foam brush and then a second coat before lightly distressing the edges and taking off any roughness with a sanding block. 

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime

Satine can always be found close by and usually approves of all of my crazy projects! 

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime

A quick layer of Minwax clear satin Polycrylic, you can always double up on Poly. Just make sure you put on thin layers because it dries quickly and will drip if you have too much on your brush.

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime

I'm quite pleased with the finished bench,  it adds a nice cheerful pop of color to our sunroom and the kids use it not only for time outs but also to put on their shoes!

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime


handmade by amalia said...

You've given this tired bench a new lease on life. I'm always surprised at the change a coat of paint can make.

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

This is a beautiful color. I am unfamiliar with the Waverly brand of chalk paint. They make a gorgeous aqua.

Suzy said...

Love the color. Great job!

Anonymous said...

What a great color you chose! It looks so much better now, well done! I hope you have a great day!
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Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love the great job you did on the bench redo and the pretty color you chose to paint it.
Thanks for joining and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
We hope to see you again and enjoy the rest of the week.

Jess said...

This is just too pretty!! :)

I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Dawn, I'm so happy to inform you that I featured your painted bench at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up. Thanks and we hope to see you again. Enjoy the week.
Julie xo

Manu said...

It turned ot wonderful! Beautiful color.

Lisa B. said...

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Leigh said...

Such a pretty, cheerful color! Isn't chalk finish paint wonderful?
Blessings, Leigh

Theresa said...

I love how your bench makeover turned out. & such a pretty color. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

Beverly Roderick said...

Your bench makeover looks great. I love the color you chose for it. Waverly Chalk paint is one of my favorites to use. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.