This hall tree bench is an antique and about 15 years
ago my sister in law gave it to me because she was moving.
I vaguely remember her saying not to do anything to it
(or something like that) and well I didn't...
Come on, really...
it's been a long time...
I've kept my promise all these years and frankly...
today, it was either paint it or move it in the basement.
It's a nice piece for the entry way but I just
wasn't loving it anymore.
So today.... I did it.
I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in
(the same color I painted my lower kitchen cabinets)
so I knew I loved the color.
When the paint dried I distressed all the edges and
let the beautiful wood color shine through.
I gave the piece a couple coats of clear wax
and put the hooks back in place.
|I still have trouble photographing mirrors!|
The bench seat is where I keep mittens and scarves.
This feather pillow was the perfect fit for the seat and the
writing on the pillow went perfectly with the black hooks.
I painted the hooks black a while ago as a baby step
toward painting the whole darn piece.
I have to say that I really hope
my "favorite" sister in law sees now that this really
needed to be painted...
because it looks flippin' awesome and
now I love it!