Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Before and After Black Foyer Bench..upcycle

                                                                 

                                                                    Before:

Dear Hubby found a baby crib and full size head board curb-side a few years ago.
The baby crib makes up the sides and he added more boards for the seat.

I used Zinsser primer so I didn't have to sand the piece. Next time I will tint the primer gray or a darker color as this was hard to cover with black paint. 

The color was called Black Leather and this is the first coat.
You can see that it doesn't cover the white primer very well.
The back side. I painted the contoured edges with a smaller paint brush first.

Ta da! I purchased the fabric for the pillows at a Hunt and Gather show.

I wanted to distress this piece a bit and add red stain or paint to the chipped edges. I tried and failed with a homemade red glaze that I made with craft paint. The color looked dark pink over the black. I'm not defeated...I'm still considering purchasing red stain.

What do you think?

Julie

1 comments:

Torie Jayne said...

Just seen this, it looks great! x