Coffee Table/Bench Makeover is finally complete! February 05 2012, 0 Comments

The end of last year we picked up this coffee table for $16 at our local thrift store.  It's really sturdy, I had a vision of it becoming the perfect entrance bench.   It's so darn pretty I was torn when it came to painting it (not!)

After sanding the top,  the top was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Louis Blue then I added this phrase that was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  The navy blue is vinyl that is being used as a mask that will be peeled off after the next layer of paint...
We also removed the doors.  Relax ... it's going to look great!
Here is it after being completely painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Graphite, then I peeled off the vinyl so the Louis Blue could show through.

Then I distressed the whole table/bench, and waxed it with Annie Sloan Clear wax,  I also used a small amount of dark wax over the exposed wood areas to give them a richer look.

Here she is in her final glory!  As you can see it was made for this area, there isn't an inch to spare.
I added the baskets which we are using for Buddy's leash, our gloves, mitts and other items that used to end up on the shelf above.

I'm linking  to -

Jennifer Rizzo: Thrift Store Makeover