Recreating an Old School Bench

Rescued from the dumpster at school!

only it was painted with green tempera paint!

Yep! Bright green! I'm really sorry I didn't have a photo to show you but take my word for it, bright green tempera paint on a wooden bench is not pretty! 

You couldn't even sit on it or the green would be on your behind, so I attempted to washed it off.

Believe it or not, the green washed off and under the green paint was black!

I then painted it with another coat of black paint.

I printed out "abc" on my printer, traced it onto the bench, and painted in the lines.

I gave it a little distressing and Voila!

Now it's ready for my classroom!

Stop by and see my classroom now, the bench still holds a place in our renovated room

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .