Painting a Bench

I wasn't very comfortable with the idea of painting a bench myself at the beginning, but it turned out pretty well, if i may say so myself.Taa daa!

I painted the bench at the entrance, made some cushions, and placed some storage baskets underneath. I wasn’t very confortable with the idea of painting a bench myself at the beginning, but it turned out pretty well, if I may say so myself.

I wasn't very comfortable with the idea of painting a bench myself at the beginning, but it turned out pretty well, if i may say so myself.I wasn't very comfortable with the idea of painting a bench myself at the beginning, but it turned out pretty well, if i may say so myself.

You can see the before and after here, it was a slow transformation. This is proof that a little bit of paint and some nice fabric can do wonders for our home.

What do you think?

Aunt Clara

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love it! So fresh and fun like the rest of your house.I painted the word "Welcome" & a decorative border on a sisal rug I have at my front door with watered down acrylic craft paint. I watered it down so the paint would soak down into the layers of texture & fibers. The main thing is not to expect a super crisp line. I love how it came out and it has been surprisingly durable. It's been about 6 months and even though everyone who walks through our door steps on it, it looks just as good as the day I painted it.Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. purplehomes says:

    O Lana Mango! Its gorgeous. I am totally in love with everything you create. Your home is like reading a lovely story.

  3. Rit fabric dye? Try reading their website, and Edie's blog, contained therein. I think if you do a search for Rit dye and rugs you can come up with something. Not that this is quite the same, but I used Rit dye to dye a set of wood steps I made out back. I happened to get the dye half price at the supermarket, so it was way cheaper than going to HD and getting proper stain. It looked nice. For a while. Then it faded. I dyed it a second time and it faded again. Maybe not such a good idea, although it is well established you can dye wood with Rit dyes. I'm guessing the sun faded it, although it doesn't get much direct sun. Just saying, I don't know how color fast you could make a rug, if that matters. But I'm pretty sure Rit would do the trick. Or get some natural materials and boil up your own dye. Walnut husks?

  4. I'm sure I saw a piece on Cityline [Canadian daytime magazine show] where Tommy Smythe painted a selection of jute rugs with different patterns..He edged one… did stripes on another, I'll go see if I can find a link of somekind.Jo xxp.s. love the leather pennants btw.. now I'm off to see what you did with the shadow boxes.

  5. This little vignette makes a lovely first impression of your home. I'm still really liking the banner you made! For the rug I would try dying/painting the trim a lovely green like in your cushions. I would never have thought of using wood stain, but I think it is a great idea.

  6. Little Treasures says:

    Lovely, lovely as always! I enjoy coming here. For me it's like a surprise party because I never know what eye candy you have prepared for us!Great job with the bench (wish I had one like that); as for the rug – I am in charge of trying to remove stains. Painting a rug is not my department 🙂 I leave that to my children, but I am sure you are not into "that" kind of painting.Wood stain does sound like a great idea and I can't wait to see what you'll do with it!

  7. Miss Val's Creations says:

    Beautiful job on a tight budget! I have never painted a rug before. Wood stain sounds like a cool idea.

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