I found this old Mission Style bench at a flea market.
It was a nightmare to load.
It had to go on TOP of my car and I felt like the Beverly Hillbillies.
There were men watching me struggle.
WATCHING ME AND NOT OFFERING TO HELP.
I had to pay someone to get him to help ME.
TICKED ME OFF.
I love that my husband is such a gentleman…he would never watch a woman struggle.
I had to vent.
I came home and got busy….
Want to see how to have a fancy outdoor cup with a lid….if you don’t have a lid?
How to be a redneck 101.
These are the goodies I used.
Watered down in both cases…..majorly watered down on coco part.
So start with wiping it down.
Unscrew your seat……
I started with the “old white” base.
Remind yourself that you had reminded yourself that you were never going to buy another piece with spindles.
Because spindles are the “spawn on satan.”
Then remind yourself to get over your attitude and use this brush……
It helps me on the spindles.
But you will remind yourself again NOT to get another piece with spindles.
Let your first coat dry and water, water down your coco. You just want a watery color to spread over your piece.
It will come out darker than you think.
But when you sand it off and distress the piece…..
It just gives it a warm, worn look.
Over-enhance your lighting on your next photo when showing how to paste your piece so that your arm looks like it is orange.
THAT IS A MUST!
Let the clear paste dry….then buff away.
Recover your seat with your “washed, bleached, drop-cloth fabric”.
Do NOT provide a photo for your tutorial.
Because you are a dork.
And you will take this before……..
To this after.
Or this after.
Or this after.
Pillows can change a piece! Can’t they?
Think you can’t do this?
Because if I can…..
So can you!
Which pillow do you prefer?
Like the transformation?
Guess which one is my favorite.
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