Showing posts with label stenciling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stenciling. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Quick Piano Bench Redo

My mom purchased this piano bench a few weeks after moving into her first home. She found it at a garage sale and decided to fix it up, paint it and use it as a cute end table in her brand-new living room. When she decided it was time for the bench to move on and offered it to me, I was eager to put my own creative spin on it. Let's take a look at the before picture:

After cleaning and prepping the piece, 2 coats of Benjamin Moore's Urbane Bronze was applied via HVLP paint sprayer. We love the rich, brown and gold tones in this graphite-based color. After letting the paint cure for 24 hours, a stencil design was applied to the bench top in BM's Dove White. The entire piece was finished in clear wax.

Let's take a look at the finished piece:

I love the unique look of the Urbane Bronze paired with the bright white stencil design. I'm sure this piano bench would fit nicely into a new home and now that this piece is part of our Purchase Locally collection, it should be able to do just that in the near future. For more information on how to purchase this Restored Piano Bench and other fine furniture, contact us at or visit our Facebook page.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Antique Vanity in Lavender

I have been wanting to try my hand at different finishing techniques and this beautiful vanity was my first experience with both white and clear wax.  This piece was part of a family estate sale and I was super excited to add it to my collection!  Minor scratches and nicks in the finish were easily worked around; I felt they would add character to the finished product, so I did little in terms of repair.

I decided on a gorgeous shade of lavender from Paint Couture's line of acrylic paints.  The color is called Blessings.  Two coats gave good coverage and the finish is matte and almost chalk-like.  400 grit sand paper was used to smooth the surface before a coat of Miss Mustard Seed's clear wax was applied.  Once that layer had dried over a 24 hour period, 400 grit sand paper was used to smooth the finish, and then a coat of white wax was added, also from Miss Mustard Seed.  

Wax is a great way to add an aged appearance, while also giving your furniture a long lasting and protective finish.  Wax will also add depth and bring out the color of your paint, in this case the lavender color became smooth and almost milky and the vanity began to look as if it had aged perfectly, the color softening with time. 

Wax can be applied in different ways; here I used a chip brush to apply and then wiped away excess with an old, clean t-shirt.  Using a high grit sand paper in between coats gives a super sleek and smooth finish.  

Though not pictured in the before pics, one of the side panels on the vanity had peeling veneer.  I decided to remove the veneer on both panels and use fabric to cover the unfinished wood.  The rose print on the fabric gave a romantic look to the vanity and in keeping with that theme, floral stenciling was used on the drawers and distressed, floral knobs finished the piece. 

The result is a soft, romantic vanity perfect for holding your most treasured and beautiful items...

This vanity is part of our Available for Local Purchase collection.  Learn more about this and other items available for purchase here.

Happy Friday Everyone!!!