Hello beautiful friends! Guess what I finally got to do yesterday?? Here’s a hint:
My favorite thrift store finally opened and I just happened to be driving by when I saw that it was open!! I spent $77, but I filled that cart! I’ll share all the goodies I got in another post.
Ok, onto today’s makeover. I am just about done with my Shop my own Garage Haul, and it feels so good!
Today’s makeover is this queen Anne bench:
It was in good shape aside from a small stain and some pilling on the fabric. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started this makeover by removing the top, which was just held in place by a few screws. Then I chose Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth for this one since it matched a pretty fabric I found in my dwindling stash. I gave it two coats:
Drop cloth is a good match for Annie Sloan’s Old White and has no yellow undertones. And as you can see, it is about the same color as a traditional drop cloth!
When the paint was dry, I sanded the legs and distressed just a little here and there with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding block. I followed up with a coat of Clear Coat in satin to seal, that I applied with the blue sponge.
Since the original foam was in good shape, I just covered right over it. I used my cheapie staple gun to secure it to the back:
When I was done, I thought it could use a little something else, so I decided to pull out these old nail heads I had removed from these French provincial chairs years ago:
I just eye-balled them and used a mallet instead of a hammer so it wouldn’t damage the naturally aged finish.
I love the end result and the detail the nail heads add…
The Drop Cloth works perfectly with this gorgeous fabric I found on clearance at Hancock Fabrics several years ago:
You know that was a long time ago since Hancocks has long been out of business!
And yay! I got to use my wedding shoes again!
The nail heads really add character…
This would be perfect at the foot of the bed, wouldn’t it?
Only two more things left in this haul!! Can you see what they are?
If you missed any or want to revisit any of these pieces, you can find them here:
There is a tiny angel in there and these trays that I will be back to share for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!
Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe out there!
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