French Bench Makeover

11.06.2014

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw that I started painting this bench last Sunday. On a whim I tried it in my bedroom and loved it, but not the black color. Out came some paints and waxes on hand and I got to work. This poor bench has been painted several times.





I painted two coats of Coco ASCP then added a lighter gray to the raised details.





Then there was clear wax, dark wax, gold guilding and sanding. Layer after layer.








The vintage French bench that was at the foot of the bed has found a new spot.

If you would like to travel back in time and see the other looks of this bench just click here,
herehere, and here.

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40 comments:

  1. Love the new color and love the way it looks at the foot of your bed!

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  2. I truly love the bench in that color!!!...and it looks perfect a the end of the bed...when you get ready to put that bench in the hoarding room, let me know!!! Beautiful.

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  3. Your bench turned out so pretty! And it looks adorable at the base of your bed! I love the color Coco and the accents you used with it! Good job!

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  4. Love that bench and it looks amazing at the foot of the bed. Great new color.

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  5. I love how you pulled this room together. I just love the tone on tone. I feel myself drawn more and more to this. I've seen the other colors you have painted this bench but this is by far my favorite. It looks like something you would see on Joss and Main!!

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  6. I love this version! It is a wonderful piece of furniture.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love this color combo and details looks o perfect!

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  8. It is just over the top beautiful this way , love it
    you did such a great job on it

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  9. Dear Kim, What a great piece with so much style and personality. It does look great at the foot of the bed. Catherine

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  10. Beautiful paint job... perfect spot Kim.

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  11. Love this color over black! Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  12. That looks so pretty! I love the new color and how you styled it for the foot of your bed.

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  13. Kim, you are an amazing furniture painter! This bench looks fantastic. I just bought the ASCP coco color and am more anxious than ever to give it a try. Looks like I need to go back to the store and get some more gray and that guilding wax!

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  14. such beautiful mix of colors, Kim. It looks perfect in that spot.

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  15. Wow! It has a soul now. Beautiful!

    xo

    Andie

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  16. Beautiful new color. Its very pretty!

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  17. Goodness - I love the depth of colour you've achieved on your bench - beautiful. I have a home for one just like it ;0) J9 x

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  18. I think you will be happy with this latest incarnation for a long time. It looks like you painted the cane also which was probably just what it needed as the original stain was uneven and detracted from the overall look. Great job!

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  19. Your bench is beautiful! Love its new color combination.
    Mary Alice

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  20. You have a wonderful bench. It is so versatile. I love the new color but I liked it black too. I like how some of the black is peaking through the new color.

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  21. Gorgeous "again" Kim...love all the dimension of color!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. Wow, Kim, this is just gorgeous! I really need to get into the furniture painting game, but it does intimidate me. Not sure why, given that I do draw and paint, but somehow the oversized nature of furniture scares me. You did a fabulous job here with the mix of paints, colors, wax and distressing. Well done!! Its such a lovely bench to start with. Is it old or new?

    Lory at Designthusiasm

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  23. The queen of paint is BACK! The bench is stunning at the foot of your bed. You are a master of mixing colors and finishes!

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  24. Adore the new paint job, so much beautiful texture!

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  25. Why stop painting it when you do such a nice job each time? It's a cat with 9 lives.

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  26. As someone who teaches furnture painting, I'd say, "bravo"! Looks wonderful!

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  27. My mom has a bench like this, and your idea may be just what it needs to give it that updated look. Thanks for the idea!
    BTW- my blog isn't updating on your blog list. Something is whacky with it, so if you have a minute, you can try to re-list it at: www.fairhopesupply.com/feed thanks, and have a wonderful autumn weekend!

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    1. I did remove and add your url back in and it did not change anything. Your feed may be too big. Mine was last year and had to be fixed.

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  28. Wow Kim, the bench looks so wonderful in those colors.. You can't go wrong with the Annie Sloan paint, its such a great product to work with!

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  29. The bench looks perfect and I adore the way you can brought up the details of a piece thanks to your painting skills.

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  30. You know how much I LOVE this bench. Gorgeous

    Cindy

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  31. Would you be willing to share your bedding sources? I've looked in your feed and your master bedroom reveal looks like the bedding is different... I would LOVE to find a similar striped duvet cover, and is that the diamond quilt from Pottery Barn? LOVE your style, thanks for sharing!
    G Woolwine, Katy TX (gtwoolwine@gmail.com)

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    1. I haven't revealed the new look in the bedroom yet and I will share resources soon. In the meantime the duvet is from Ballards and the quilt is Restoration Hardware and I got it at the outlet.

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  32. Your bench looks great in every color that you've painted it - but I do like this one best, with the black as the runner-up.

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  33. LOVE that bench Kim! So French...and so beautiful!

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  34. Exquisite.

    I love this bench and your final finish so much, I featured it as a Friday Favorite today. I hope you stop by to see how I bragged about it.

    Have a wonderful creative weekend~

    Robin

    http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2014/12/friday-five-fabulous-furniture-features_12.html

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  35. Kim I love your bench and the paint job is fab! It looks great in it's new home too! Wish I could find one just like that lol! I love it!

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