31 Days Bench Makeover

31 Days Bench Makeover

**This bench has been updated again (imagine that) I’ll share that link at the bottom.

This bench had been needing a new coat of paint for a while now.

So I wrote it down on my 31 days goals list!

31 Days to Bring this house to order - Bench Makeover

I found this bench about 5 years ago from an estate sale for $40.  It is wood and handcrafted from the mountains of North Carolina (or so that’s what the owner said.)  I just loved the shape! I had painted it a few years ago but it no longer matched since I had changed our wall colors.

It started like this…

31 Days Bench Before

I used paint I already had at home.  This oops paint I bought a while back because I thought it was a fun color.  The Websters Chalk Paint Powder is a product I was sent for free to just try out.  You just add it to latex paint so that there is no need to prime.  I will say, that did work, but the paint still had the feel of latex paint.  I did wax with Annie Sloan Dark Wax , then distressed with sand paper.

31 Days Bench Supplies

This is just the yellow before waxing and distressing.

31 Days Bench with Yellow

I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I have it in the dining room and it adds a fun element in there that I like.

31 Days Bench Makeover - athomewiththebarkers.com

31 Days Bench Distressed makeover

31 Days Bench Makeover Painted Yellow Distressed

**UPDATE: As with many things around my house I updated the bench again…

Click over to Grain Sack Inspired bench makeover to see how I painted this really fun update.

DecoArt-Grain Sack Bench Makeover-Before and After

Well I’m happy to have another project done in my quest to Bring this Home to Order.

If you have missed any of the previous days you can start here.

And if you would like to see this room decorated for Fall, you can head over to my Fall Tour here.

I hope you have a great weekend!



  1. I love it! Such a fun, sunny yellow! And, I have to say, I have a thing for benches. I love the X legs on yours and the distressing too.
    Perfect job my friend! Keep up the good work.

  2. What a great bench, love the happy yellow. Your bench could be used for so many purposes thru the years, what a lucky find. It looks really sturdy. Happy week

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