RED. Yes people, we painted a piece RED. First red piece EVER. And I have to admit, it was the perfect one to do it on.
My friend of a friend, “J”, brought me this piece from DC and the poor bench was half-way covered in mint green paint. VERY poor and incomplete paint job. It was sad. Does this picture make it look good? Well, it wasn’t good. Just take my word… here is sweet 24 before:
Moving on.…“J” wanted it red to match her kitchen and you can just picture it sitting right up to her farm table (no, really…you have to picture it because I don’t have a picture).
Her plan is to re-upholster the backs.…and send me photos so I can post the actual “after” shots (because I know how much you people love your before and afters).
OH– and yes, this is my hallway…I couldn’t drag it to the shop myself…deal with it.
The big problem? We wanted to heavily distress this sucker.…which meant ALL the mint green had to GO. In order to get all the nooks and crannies we took off the three top boards and sanded our little hearts out. And then sanded more. Then 2–3 coats of red (I don’t remember).….then MORE sanding! Finally No. 24 was named and a beautiful coat of brown wax applied.
Talk about a GREAT idea: Three chairs with one seat = BENCH.
I am thinking this would be a pretty easy DIY with some of our leftover barn wood.…no?