Painted and Reupholstered Queen Anne Bench. I was so excited when I learned that I had won a quart of CeCe Caldwell’s paint from ShabbyDaze. Since I had never used the paint before, I wanted to start on something small. Because we all know how my projects always turn out perfectly the first time. I finally decided to do a makeover on this little Queen Anne bench that my sister Lynn found in someone’s trash. Yep, I now have a picker! 🙂
Here is what it looked like before:
The wood insert was broken and the fabric was disgusting not my style.
Let’s get started. Remove the seat and wipe down the frame with tsp cleaner. (Wear gloves when using tsp.)
I used a sponge brush to apply 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Memphis Blue paint.
Then I rubbed on the clear wax that Donna was kind enough to also include in my little prize package. You can see how the wax darkens the paint, giving it a richer color.
I didn’t have any of the waxing brushes that are recommended, so I just used a soft cloth to rub in the wax.
After the wax dried, I sanded here and there to distress the finish. Adding a coat of wax before distressing cuts down on the dust. Then I applied another coat of clear wax.
As you can see, I also replaced the seat. Richard cut a piece of 1/2 inch plywood to fit inside the frame. I topped it with a 1 inch piece of foam, wrapped and stapled on batting and a French graphic fabric that I bought at Hobby Lobby.
The terrarium is a garage sale find from last year. The chippy iron bird from my bistro table found his way in here. I also had to add one of my favorites, a purple hydrangea bloom.
Thanks, Donna, for the opportunity to try out CeCe Caldwell’s paint. It was so easy to use for this painted and reupholstered Queen Anne bench makeover. I’ll definitely be using the paint again!