Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Charming bench/storage from old coffee table

Sorry, sorry..sorry!! I know I have been away too long, but boy I have been so busy. Summer activities, cleaning, farmer's market, gardening and painting has taken a toll in my posting here. And mind you, taking photos of all this to post in here kinda defeats the purpose of speedy accomplishments for the season, uh?
I have been busy revamping some old pieces of furniture I bought during the winter and now with good weather I just put all of them outside and put my elbows to work..yes, lots of elbow grease necessary:)
The first one is finally  finished and I am in love you  all!
Isn't it gorgeous?
It was a rather ugly thing when I bought from Kijiji for $ 30 bucks, don't ya think??

What I used:

1. My left over Behr Swiss Coffee (my favourite shade of white !)
2. Sandpaper #80, 120
3. Kilz primer -Spray...THE BEST!
4. Polyacrilic finishing
5. Black craft paint and glazing medium

After sanding, priming and giving the piece 2 coats of paint I started my favourite part: distressing and glazing. First step, sanding the edges. One detail: the top part is /was nasty laminate but not to worry. Did not sand , only primed with "gusto".
Second, glazing with my mixture of black craft paint and glazing medium.
Here, before and after.
 Door ready!

 They were made to be distressed and glazed, uh?
 I also spray painted the hardware with Krylon Spray Paint .
 I could not believe when I found these square baskets at my grocery store! Almost custom made! I am lucky !!
Added pillows from Winners securely tied to the back and my bench/storage piece for the sunroom/playroom is where it belongs.

August 12: UPDATED today to ....window seat...just lovely:)

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  1. VERY, VERY nice!!! And man, did you put a LOT of work into that piece! Good Heavens, how long did that take?!

    1. thanks, Sue! i did it in one day, going back and forth from other activities:)
      I used spray primer and did not do a lot of sanding, as the top and bottom was laminate.
      Not so bad:)


  2. I love what you did with this. I have some shutters I need to do something with.. I'd like to do the distressed look a lot. I guess I have to paint it black first (it's white now) and then white and then sand it a little, right? Thanks for the inspiration. Linda

    Come share this at What to do Weekends also. Following on several platforms.. Linda

  3. What a great way to update this furniture! It would be great at the end of the bed, a window seat or stay as a coffee table. Really the possibilities are endless. Fortune smiled on you when you spotted those baskets, for sure! Saw you on The Shabby Nest!