I am excited to finally share this little makeover with you. This was one of the pieces I redid for the Christmas Market. It was a plain dime-a-dozen piano bench I picked up from the thrift store. I liked that it had hidden storage, but had no idea what I wanted to do with it:
Here is how she turned out:
I love it!! You may have seen my drop leaf table makeover I shared recently that I painted very similarly to this. I painted this piece first, and liked it so much that I decided to paint that piece much the same.
Here’s the inside before:
I painted the base with DIY chalk paint in Cottage White (my favorite by Behr) and the top in Annie Sloan’s Graphite, which I love also. It’s not a true black, more of a dark dark gray. A coat of clear wax seals it perfectly.
It’s so easy to use and you can make your print out any size you want. Then since my surface is dark, I rubbed chalk across the back of each image:
Then taped it in place with a little frog tape:
And traced the outlines of the letters with a pencil:
Then I painted the letters in using a script liner brush and acrylic paint:
I sanded lightly with 220 grit sandpaper and a sanding block to smooth everything out.
It actually did not sell at the show and I was thrilled because it was my favorite piece and I really wanted to keep it.
I thought it could be perfect beside the door to put gloves and hats in the Winter.
Or at the foot of the bed as a place to sit to put on shoes…
It has so much character now and would still make great piano bench…if only I had a beautiful piano like my friend Andi 🙂
I love makeovers! It doesn’t really even look like a piano bench to me anymore!
I’d love to know what you think! Plus, your comments always make me smile 🙂
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