Thursday, July 14, 2011

The bench is finshed!

I love this bench! It makes a perfect little reading area (and added storage) in my little boys' room.

Here is a picture of the bench just a few short days ago...
The spindles were fixed...
The bench was then sanded...
Moldings were added...

After the bench was painted and distressed a bit, it was glazed using Valspar Antiquing Glaze.

This was my first time using the "Antiquing Glaze", I usually use Valspar "Mocha Glaze". I really like the end result that the Antiquing Glaze gave my bench. If you want to know more about painting and glazing, check out my paint and glazing tutorial.
Love it!!!

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Thanks for reading!!!


  1. so cute! the glaze made a huge difference, looks good.

  2. This is absolutely precious !! I love the primary colors you chose ... I know it will fast become a popular spot to enjoy wonderful books !!

  3. I love's so bright and cheery! You did a wonderful job, Emily!


  4. Adorable! I love it - and the entire little nook! Great job!

  5. That is just an adorable little bench. You did a great job in transforming it. I love that it's a book nook - always great to encourage reading!

  6. Olá Emily,
    Estou encantada com suas transformações.
    Muito bom gosto e criatividade.
    Te convido para ver o post que fiz em meu blog do seu lampshade, espero que não se importe. Qualquer coisa posso retirar a postagem.

  7. Hi Emily, I came over from Beverly's Pink Sat. and I didn't find Pink but I found something just adorable. Your bench looks awesome. Good job.
    Hug, Jeanne

  8. I could spend all day looking through your blog! This is so cute! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

    The Sisters @

  9. Emily, I really enjoyed looking through your blog today. I have already bookmarked two projects I want to try!:) You did a great job on the bench by the way.

  10. Hi Emily,
    I am Brazilian and I am using a translator to write to you.
    I loved your blog. I think I'll be here a lot because I need to finish my home but the budget is tight.
    Thanks for all the tips and congratulations!
    If you'll allow me to put your link on my blog that is for me not to lose your address.
    Come to know me will be a pleasure to welcome her.

  11. Emily, this bench turned out great! I just came across your blog today and your home is just beautiful.


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