Channeling my inner Martha Stewart- Painting and sanding the old bench and here is the finished product!

My husband had this old bench before he ever met me.  I always loved the style of it, but it was very weathered from being outside.  We moved in October and I needed an accent color in our dining room.  The drapes are black and while and walls are grey.  I decided that the old bench would be perfect.

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I got some paint.  I picked a fun turquoise color.  I love it with the black and white as an accent.  I didn’t paint it with lots of coats because I wanted it to still have the weathered look.  After it dried I took a couple sheets of sand paper and sanded here and there to give it an even more weathered look.   I love how it turned out.  I have a couple other frames and furniture pieces that I plan to attack soon too.

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Just thought I would share because it was SO EASY and cheap to do.

Do you have anything at home looking for a face lift too?


  1. Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More | 30th Dec 13

    Love the way it turned out! Great shape to it, too.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Dec 13

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Jen M | 30th Dec 13

    Beautiful! I love the color!

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