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Country Chic Paint: The Georgia Bench

** I received Country Chic paint products to complete this furniture makeover, however the thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

"Broken crayons still color." 



All it takes is YOU to imagine it, think it and do it! You can create new things out of old things. And it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. And it doesn't have to take a lot of time. This here was once a piano bench. Do you see that large faded spot in the middle of the bench? I look at that worn area and I can picture a little girl or boy sitting there practicing their sheet music over and over again...  Perfecting a craft takes time and dedication and this bench tells that story.


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We don't own a piano in our home. But, it doesn't have to be used for the same purpose. I do have a small area in our foyer for Ms. Georgia. And this bench would make the perfect spot to put on our shoes before we head out the door everyday.


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I stripped the old and ugly upholstery off and then ran like mad to our outside garbage can. ;)
See all those worn areas on her spindly legs? I was a big fan of all 412 scuff marks and I wanted to show them off.  Since the wood was lighter in color, I selected a darker and richer hue to help all those details pop. Country Chic Paint in Liquorice was perfect for this furniture makeover and it went on like a dream! Country Chic Paint has very low odor (I painted inside!), quick drying times and it has the most beautiful coverage!

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After just 1.5 coats of paint, she looked like this. Black, chippy and the perfect amount of natural distressing.

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While my protective wax dried I used some inexpensive 1" foam, measured it and then cut it to the size of the top of the bench.



I selected a new upholstery fabric with oodles of color and stapled it around the foam. And Voilà!... The Georgia Bench. That. Was. It.  An easy DIY project that took just a little over an hour to complete but added some major color to our living space. 

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You can read all about my guest post at Country Chic Paint here.


Happy Repurposing!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street


10 comments

  1. Looks great! I love your choices of material and paint. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Very nice legs on that bench. Beautiful black with distress. And your choice of fabric is fantastic, giving it a punch with all those gorgeous colors.

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    1. The bench had me at spindle legs. ;) The pop of color is fun! Thanks, Mary!

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  3. Great save, and I love the fabric you chose. Thanks for sharing your bench update at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy! Always fun to bop in to see what everyone is up to at your party! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. I love this little bench now! It is a perfect area to sit and take a load off, or remove your shoes. The material is happy, so happy, and it looks fantastic with the art on the wall! Perfect!

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    1. That fabric is fun! Thanks for your kind words, Nikki!

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  5. This turned out great! Thank you for sharing with us on Welcome Home Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks for hosting! It's always a treat to see what others are up to. :)

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