Vintage Bench Update With a Grain Sack (& some paint)
Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week. I’ve been busy cleaning up rusty old things to bring to my booth this Friday. But I had time to squeeze in a home decor project. I gave a makeover to a vintage bench in my master bath using a grain sack and some paint.
I like the lighter, more interesting look.
Here’s a before. It really was quite lovely, but a little plain, and the fabric was not the exact right color to go with the accessories in the room. Time for a change.
I thought I might try painting stripes onto a grain sack that I bought at an estate sale last year. As I began looking through the pile, I found this one–with some faded stripes and a [partial] logo. I decided it would be perfect on the bench.
I gave the wooden frame a light sanding, followed by two coats of antique white paint.
I sanded it lightly on all the edges and some of the high spots to distress it a little.
And then applied a coat of clear, paste wax.
I love the grain sack.
And I’m pleased with how it looks in the bathroom.
Such a satisfying little project.
Bye for now,
Looks great, Diana!
I love those easy, quick projects! Looks renewed and refreshed!
I just love your choice for the new bench cover! It turned out marvelous!
I think the grain sack is perfect for this makeover. It looks wonderful!
What a cute bench, I love the way it looks with the grain sack. A fresh new look!
Looks great in your bathroom. Love the grain sack and the partial logo.
Great job Diana.
This turned out soo pretty, Diana! I really need to find the time for my paint projects.
This is just so cute —- what an improvement on the original piece. You really made it special.
Not sure how you manage to do so many projects and sell at the same time! I've painted and recovered a few benches. Love what you did here. I used the exact same feed sack to cover a vintage chair that belonged to my mom. Makes me smile every time I see it:) Happy Thursday.
That fabric is perfect!
Love grain sacks, this is perfect!
Wonderful transformation…it looks beautiful!
I am swooning over this makeover Diana! I love the new color and that grain sack with the partial logo is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Nice! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!
Your bench turned out fabulous!
Hi Diana, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.
This look so great. Paint always makes something old look fresh. I recently painted a bench and covered the seat with a coffee bean sack. You can read about it on a pistol I did
What a beautiful transformation !!!
I've been on the lookout for one to go with an antique vanity I redid – and yours would be absolutely perfect !
This came out gorgeous! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! We hope to see you this week 😉