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