Anyway, he got right to work (like, the day I made a request), and the next day---my bench was finished! I was very impressed and excited to get started on making it "mine."
I decided to use a satin white for the first coat of paint. My initial thought was to paint it white, another color, then sand it down to have the white show. I was putting this lovely color (it's called Cornflower Blue) on the top and decided I liked the two-toned look.
Very nice. But, we all know how I feel about very nice, right? A little too nice....needs character. So, I sanded down just the top and applied my favorite faux-glaze to the edges and the sides.
Then, I sprayed this silver handle (for $1 at our local hardware store) a nice coat of ORB, and drilled it on the top.
I love it! It makes a good front porch bench, I've decided. So, the hunt for the perfect bench for my socks continues....wish me luck!
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