Bedroom Bench

By | October 22, 2017

Refinishing furniture has become a sort of meditation for me. After finishing the art deco blanket chest and piano tables I repainted a small bench I made some years ago.

I made this out of garage scraps of 2×4 boards, utility carpet. We needed an intermediate stair next to the bed for our dogs to get on and off the bed. It’s also a place to sit in our bedroom to put on shoes or whatever. It was pretty ugly. The boards were different colors and stained with various chemicals. After 7 years of this functional but ugly furniture in our bedroom, it was time to act!

I painted it with primer and 2 coats of a matte, dark purple paint we’ve had for years. I made two flower stencils to paint onto the 2 forward legs and free-handed some vines on the rear legs. Finally, 2 coats of polyurethane to protect it.

It took about 5 hours. Paint dries very fast in Utah, making these projects much simpler to get done in 1 day.

Painted bench for our bedroom