Painted Deacons Bench

Hi there sweet friends!  I hope your enjoying your summer so far.  

I plan to finish a few projects while my kiddo is away at camp. She is training to be a camp counselor in a very challenging but fun program.  One of the projects I am tackling today is painting the deacons bench.  This project has been on my mind for a while and today I am finally taking the plunge.

I wanted to see how the deacon bench would look on the front stoop.  I placed it against the siding of the house. A perfect fit, however I did not like how all the cracks, dings and chips showed in the sunlight.  I thought a fresh coat of paint would do the trick to bring this precious piece out of its tired state.  I gathered my paints and supplies and went to town to give it a paint-lift.  { a face-lift for furniture}.  Here it is before the paint-lift.  At first I felt guilty covering up the original stain. After it was painted I was happy with the results.






Here is what I used for the paint-lift.

 First I filled in the long crack with wood filler, wiped the bench off of any dust and then painted.


I experimented with a Tintable Sample Deep Base paint (eggshell) from Sherwin Williams.
It's a great price and goes a long way!
YIKES!
This is what it looked like after it dried....Not very pretty right??  I nearly freaked out until I did the next step......
MIXING  a paint sample jar of Valspar latex paint called Satinado a MINTY GREEN to the base paint.  This did the trick and I started to feel happy again.
To protect the paint from the rain I sealed it with a protective finish.
I used Minwax Polycrylic clear gloss.


HERE IT IS AFTER THE PAINT-LIFT

ALL DRESSED UP AND READY FOR SUMMER!



You can still see the crack but not as noticeable.










Thank you to those who stopped by for a visit to my
Hooray for summer home tour- living room.  It made my day reading all your lovely comments!
 Here is the link for anyone who might have missed it...


WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A SAFE AND FUN FILLED FOURTH OF JULY!!

Sharing Today With:
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10 comments

  1. Wish I had such a bench:-)
    It looks lovely on your front porch:-)
    Love it!
    Happy 4th of July:-)

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  2. That is so cute. I want one. Perfect for a porch.

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  3. Wonderful trasformation and a perfect fit for your porch!
    Ann
    http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/

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  4. So pretty. I like it.
    Pamela in Ohio

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  5. The bench is lovely. It's amazing how paint can transform so many things. A brand new look!

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  6. Love it! Super cute with the pillow and basket full of flowers.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. Love it! Super cute with the pillow and basket full of flowers.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. love it, it looks perfect there!

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  9. Love it! So cozy & inviting.

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