Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing a queen anne bench makeover that sure looks a whole lot different than where it began!
This bench is one of threee pieces my sweet reader friend, Dianne, gave me:
This bench was in good shape aside from a stain and some pilling on the fabric. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Prep & Paint
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!
Sand & Seal
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.
Cover with Fabric
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:
It needed something else…
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 added…
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!
Update: See how these trays look now HERE!!
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