Monday, September 19, 2011

Okay ~ Let's Face It... This Needed Some Major Help.

Okay, at one point in time this was a really cute, little, mahogany bench with tapestry on the seats. Yes, it was probably an 80's piece and sat in someone's foyer. Now, let's jump forward to 2011 when we just can't have 80's mahogany in our cottage home.

 Right away, I mean literally just as I removed it from my car, after returning to my shop from purchasing it, I began taping off the tapestry so I could paint around it with Annie Sloan's Old White. With all the spindles, it took a little longer than usual, but it basically went pretty fast.

Here it is with one coat of Annie Sloan and blue tape...

All it needed was two coats of Annie and then the clear and bown wax.  And, of course, a little elbow grease!  I've added some burlap for the seat cushions, but I am also planning to make a floral, ruffled cushion to cover both squares of burlap.  I will re-post when it is complete!

Do you recognize the "Pig Powder" sign?
Idea from Miss Mustard Seed!!! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!