My latest haul is dwindling fast and today, my beautiful friends, I am excited to cross another one off the list!
I’m sharing the redo of this piano bench I found for around $10:
This bench was originally $12, but I had a full punchcard that earned me an additional 20% off. I love a deal, even at the thrift store!
For this makeover, I knew I wanted to use a pretty metallic, Silver Bullet, and I wanted to dress it up a bit with silkscreen stencils. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
The Best way to Paint with Moonshine Metallics
This is one part Hurricane Gray and two parts Cotton that I mixed up for this flatware box makeover. I don’t normally paint inside the house, but with temps in the upper twenties when I was painting this, I decided to bring this one inside.
I followed up with two coats of Silver Bullet:
I love the Moonshine Metallics!
To get a smooth finish, it’s important to use a quality brush and paint in long even strokes, going from edge to edge and with the grain. Dixie Belle brushes are a hot commodity these days, but I love Purdy brand brushes equally as well.
Someone please give that girl a fresh manicure.
There is no need to sand or seal the Moonshine Metallics as they are self-sealing!
Ready to see the after??
This pretty metallic took a dated piano bench and gave it an air of sophistication!
How sweet is this flocked tree?
I had it on this tray on my dresser for the holidays and never packed it away…
I just love the cardinals in it. They are our state bird, and I just saw one in the trees behind our back fence yesterday when I got up.
Adding a bit of white on the leg detail makes it a prettier detail…
How about the inside?
I removed the tape as soon as I applied the second coat.
How to Use Silkscreen Stencils
Then I reached for one of Dixie Belle’s new Belles and Whistles silkscreen stencils:
Silkscreen stencils have an adhesive backing, so there is no need to use spray adhesive as I normally do with stencils. I love that!
- Place the stencil where you want it to go and rub gently across the surface to be sure it is firmly in place, so no paint will seep under anywhere.
- Then, using the included spatula, load up a small amount of paint:
I used the Silver Bullet here.
- Next, spread the paint across the surface of the stencil. There is a super small screen in the open areas of the stencil and this will aid in pushing the paint through the screen:
- Once you have it covered, go back over and remove any excess paint:
- Remove stencil while it’s still wet:
- Place the stencil in a tray of water to clean immediately after use:
I did use mine two times; I added the same floral to the left side first and then immediately used it again on the right side, before washing.
If you want to use your stencil more than once on a project, you will want to rinse it often so paint does not dry and clog the screen.
- Allow it to dry tacky side up and then reattach it to the original backing:
You should be able to get about 10 uses out of one stencil.
This Floral one is my favorite. It came with two other sheets of designs as well and the spatula is included also:
The fine detail you get with these stencils is really detailed and beautiful!
This little bench would be perfect at the foot of a bed!
I hope you enjoyed this simple makeover today!
I’m excited to be one project closer to finishing off this haul!
Catch up on any you may have missed so far here:
Still many to go!
I did another piano bench seven years ago:
It’s a super oldie! See how it turned out HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday with this cute piece:
Right now it doesn’t look happy, literally ha ha!
UPDATE: No need to come back! This little box is prettier than ever now…see it HERE!
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