Workday Wednesday

This week I sewed some bags and some handles, blah, blah. What else is new? Well, I've been painting some furniture! I haven't done this in a while and hubby was getting annoyed at all the pieces I had hanging out in the garage, so…

First up is this bench. I got it for free from a friend (same friend who donated all this fabric!) on Facebook. It was bigger in person than it looked in the photo, but I knew it had potential. I decided it would look nice at the end of my bed…
And it does! I used my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. First, I painted it with 2 coats of Paris Grey. Then, scuffed it up with a bit of sand paper. Last, I used dark wax on it to give it a vintage look. I really love it! Clearly I owe Tara lunch!

Here is another find I got off Facebook for $40. I'm in progress on this one. I bought it to paint up and give to my sweet little baby cousin.
 The stool was a little rough. Fabric was not attractive.
And, there was a split in one of the legs. I put wood glue and a clamp on it for a few hours then I put a screw in it to make sure it was sturdy.
I also recovered the cushion. Easy peasy. Only a staple gun was necessary. The painting is in progress and I need to get some new knobs for it. I hope to finish it tomorrow.
I mean, wouldn't YOU paint a desk for this little love??? Took this photo today while I was babysitting her. Heaven.
What are you up to? I'll share photos of the finished desk. I hope she likes it. Teresa

P.S. Previous painting projects:
Red Dresser
Lavender Dressers


Tami C said...

The bench does indeed look good at the foot of your bed! Looking forward to see the desk for your little cousin.

Judy said...

Wow, nice job on the bench!! Refinishing furniture can be so rewarding. What a cutie, laughing in the photo :-)

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Tami!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Aw, thanks Judy!