Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bench Redo By Handsome Man

Hello my dears,
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. It has been a BUSY weekend.
1/3 way finished with the stairs. That is taking way longer than expected.
Made a couple of trays. Pictures on that later.
Took the doors off some cabinets in the kitchen.

But first, introducing a piece done by Handsome Man!

Handsome Man found this bench at out local garage sale called Garage Brothers. If you haven't been it is a hoarders heaven. They clean out garages and attics for free. Get rid of stuff that person doesn't want and sells it to the public. Most of their profits go to local charities.

Beautiful isn't it? ;-)   (AAAACCCKKK)
We paid $25 for this antique toy chest.

There was no stripping this piece. Whatever type of paint was on it, was not coming off! He tried sanding it and it came off in powder, black dust everywhere. Lucky for me he was outside and I was inside working in the garage!

Lots of oil-based Kilz later and some Creamy White semi-gloss paint that I picked up at Walmart.

Scrapped all the paint off the hinges and sprayed them with some ORB paint. Yummy!

Don't you just love the pillow with it? Too bad it didn't match anything in my house.

Until Next time,


  1. That is beautiful. I hope your guy was wearing a mask when he tried sanding this! Sounds scary. Worth it though... the pillow is gorgeous too.

  2. Oh my, so pretty! It really is amazing what paint can do, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by Women Who Do It All!

  3. That is adorable! Love the lines. Amazing what a difference it is in white!

  4. Really nice redo!! That is crazy that the paint wasn't coming off. Enjoy your new bench- thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!


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