She was looking a wee bit tired and unloved, so I made sure and put some purple pep back into her life. Now I am just in love with her....
...& here is a quick version of how I did it. I purchased primer, spray paint in Hyacinth, and clear coat protective enamel. (I had the fabric, staple gun & staples I needed already.)
Step 1. Remove the seat of the bench, sand & clean her up before putting on a coat of primer.
Step 2: Apply the color of your choice in two or three very light coats (**so you don't get drips**). It is also important to let it dry thoroughly before applying any additional coats.
Step 3: Apply the protective clear coat on top.
Step 4: I then re-upholstered the seat with fabric I have been hanging onto for six years. I LOVE it! (It was a wedding gift from a cousin who lived in Thailand at the time.) I simply used the staple gun and pulled it tight all the way around. Like this....
**An extra step: I actually wanted a little bit more glitz so I taped the balls of the legs off at the end & applied a bit of gold spray paint to it (I had it leftover from last week's shoe project) and it added just a pop and extra pizazz. (You can totally eliminate this step)
Final Step: Was to re-attach the top to the wooden base and admire it ;.)
The total project cost was $25. I only had to purchase three cans of spray paint, as well the bench itself. I was super pleased and excited and more than happy to invite her to be my new bedtime pal. She is perfect for holding a throw, a book and my iPhone. I really am loving the colors which motivates me to conquer other parts of this room! What do you think? She sassy enough for ya?! I thought so ;.)
Have an awesome day! See you tomorrow!Pin It