Many, many, months ago I jumped into my mini van with my little girl armed with a few bucks to see if I could find anything to catch my eye. I was looking for things to put in my home, cheap things that people didn't want anymore but that would amazing in my home. All of a sudden something caught my eye. It wasn't much to look at, it was ugly, ugly, ugly. It had chipping paint everywhere(notice the specks in the picture below). It was trash at first sight but I knew it had potential! It was sturdy and only $5 bucks!
After loading it up and bringing it home my husband wasn't as thrilled as I was, he only saw trash ;(. It sat in the garage for many months. It never got around to being the beauty I wanted it to be so right before we moved we settled on selling it in a yard sale ;( but, we forgot to put it in the yard so it remained.
Days before our big move across state I was able to finally purchase my first ever Chalk Paint by Anne Sloan!!! Even though I was so busy with the move I was able to paint most of the bench before we moved because the dry time is seriously 30 minutes! This bench was completely experimental! I did nothing to this bench except wipe it clean. It was literally chipping, peeling and rough. I did not sand it or prime it. All I did was turn on some Andrew Peterson and slap paint on it and two coats later plus some wax for protection and she is trasnformed!
They kind of look like two different colors but I promise they are not! The lighting was a little different due to the iPad pic verses the 'real' camera pic! The color I used is Old White and Duck Egg the bottom picture is truer to color. The top of the bench is old white and duck egg the bottom of the bench is only duck egg.
Just in case you use Chalk Paint and are interested:
Top of Bench.
2 coats of Old White
2 coats of Duck Egg.
sand block to make a vintage look (that's why you can see the white peeking through)
Legs and bottom of bench
2 coats of Duck Egg.
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