It’s Transformation Tuesday! Last week we showed how we painted my piano (see that post HERE), today we’re talking the piano bench. Herringbone seems to be my pattern of choice these days. I’m itching to put it on a wall or two but so far I’ve just managed to put it on a couple pots (see HERE and HERE) and the piano bench. I think part of the reason I like it so much is because I can wing it and it still turns out good. I’m a wing it kind of project lady for sure, so there were no expensive or difficult stencils used for this bench, just tape.
Here’s what we started with. Steff and I have gotten so bad at taking a BEFORE picture, so this is a semi-BEFORE. We painted the whole bench with white chalk paint. The same paint as THIS table.
Then the bench sat for a few weeks because I kept thinking I needed to make a stencil. Then I finally decided I was never going to make a stencil and I pulled out some painters tape. I put all the straight long strips down first, then started placing the short diagonal strips alternating the widths.
I chose the bronze/gold color to match my funky peacock star burst which I LOVE. Steff and I found it at a local swap meet for $12 and I could not pass it up. It is still one of my favorite finds ever!
I still need to seal it, man can I drag out a project! Maybe when my girls are back in school I’ll finish up a few loose ends. 🙂
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