Thursday, April 30, 2015

New life for a Plain Jane Bench

This Early American style bench is almost ready for a new home.  Sea green, which is a gray green that does not show well in these pictures and mint.  This was presented to the last owners as an antique, but I believe it is from the 60's or 70's when there were a lot of Early American type benches being made.  I wanted to give it an aged appearance so I used a dry brushing technique with mint paint over the Sea Green color.  The Sea Green color is more accurate in this paint chart.
Because it is supposed to look aged, there are places where the wood grain shows through.  It has a spray polyacrylic finish.

I think the new Shabby Chic look suits this bench!  Bright sunshine picture!

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