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I rescued this vanity bench from a curbside trash can last year. She has sat patiently waiting to get her makeover – and today was the day. The weather cooperated and showed us a beautiful Spring day. Most of this past week, our temperatures dipped again and then the rain came. Not ideal painting conditions…
This is what she looked like before her makeover…
We made up some homemade white chalk pain and got started… our paint recipe can be found here.
We removed the outer silk fabric , as the embroidered fabric was too think and would show through this new fabric cover. The previous cover layers were left in place – as they appear to have been added a very long time ago.
We truly love how the vanity bench looks now. This is the perfect piece of furniture – tucked away in a corner and can be used as extra seating at any time.
The bench really brightens and enhances this previously unused corner.
This total project took just 45 minutes from beginning to end. The chalk paint dries so quickly that it is easy to apply the second coat of paint just 20 minutes after the first. The transformation is amazing and we are now using a previously unused piece of furniture – win/win 🙂
What have you painted lately?