Today I'm revisiting one of my first posts - a painted bench makeover. This little bench was one of my first furniture makeovers I did.
I found this painted flamingo bench at a yard sale back in 2010. My husband was shocked when I brought this colorful piece into our home! It's definitely not our style or color scheme!
The seller originally wanted $30 for it, but I was able to negotiate it down to $10. I walked away knowing that I had a treasure.
I stripped all of the pink paint off and found a coat of white primer underneath.
You can see on the underside the amount of primer left. I added stain over the paint for a weathered glaze.
I wanted the top to be darker and only left a small amount of the primer on and stained over it. The stain I used was a stain/poly mix.
I love the variegated look of the bits of white peeking through the stain.
I simply painted the bottom a creamy white to cover the artist's original rendering.
I used this piece as a coffee table in my living room for a while, but moved it upstairs in my hallway. It's wide enough to not fill up the walkway.
I place this picture frame with a small galvanized pail filled with a sprig of flowers.
This is an old frame that I filled with a piece of scrapbook paper.
I tied a ribbon to a metal star that I had and hot glued the ribbon to the frame.
It's fun to redecorate with items from your house and has been a nice treat to revisit an old post.
Have you revisited any of your old posts lately?
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