I mixed up a batch of my off white faux chalk paint and painted on two coats. I waxed with Minwax paste wax and followed that with Annie Sloan dark wax. Three layers of wax and some serious buffing and I called it "done".
|The color in the fluting was a weird shade of green.|
|Looks better antique white, doesn't it?|
|I really love this fabric.|
This morning I pulled the nasty, old fabric off the seat and then upholstered the bench. I used a layer of muslin over the foam and batting and then finished with a piece of one of my favorite fabrics, Portobello Market. Normally I would not use quilting cotton for the bench cover but because it will be used fairly infrequently and because I have a layer of muslin under the cotton, I think it will do.
All I have left to do is staple the burlap on the underside of the bench. I would have done that today except that I ran out of staples.
I am really pleased with the bench. It will look great with the secretary....as soon as I paint it!
(Linking to: Tutorials and Tips Party, Home Stories A to Z; We Did it Wednesday on Sew Much Ado; Domestically Speaking Power of Paint Party; Lilyfield Life Paint Parade; Start at Home Paint Party