Grain Sack Bench Makeover
This post is sponsored by DecoArt. I was compensated and given product for this project HOWEVER all opinions are all mine! #chalkyfinish #decoartprojects
Since I have recently completed my dining room makeover I had this bench that no longer matched any of my decor. In all honesty, the bright yellow was something I wanted to repaint almost immediately after I painted it last year. I decided it was finally time to get it done and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
This was my first time using the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint and I love it! Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available in Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, A.C. Moore and other stores. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.
My Grain Sack Bench Makeover colors include: Timeless, Lace and Relic.
I started with 2 coats of Timeless. I was worried that in order to cover the yellow I may need more than 2 coats but the creamy thickness of the paint covered it completely with 2.
Most of time when I want and aged or antique look I will distress a piece with sandpaper. I did not want to see the yellow showing back through so I used a different technique that I love called dry brushing. I used the color Lace to dry brush over the top. Then another dry brush layer of Timeless very lightly over that.
I did not do this technique on the legs, just the top. This gave the bench a textured look, like a real grain sack.
Next I taped off lines down the center. I used a sponge brush and filled in between the lines with Relic.
Love this color. It’s a perfect charcoal black.
AND the No 29….well that is a special date in our house. Both of my kids were born on the 29th. I just drew it on with pencil and then used a small thin artist brush to paint over it with the relic.
I usually wax all of my pieces but I decided to try the Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish. It goes on with a brush and dries clear and I have to say, I love it!! I will use it again for sure.
Today I wanted to try it out at my farmhouse kitchen table. I like it. I think it will more than likely end up moving around a lot! I’m sure when you see my fall home tour, you will find this grain sack bench some where else.
Have you ever tried the Americana Decor Chalky Finish? I’d love to hear about your projects!
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Thank you! I measured 1.5 inch center line with half inch on each side. The painters tape is one inch wide. Hope that helps.
I absolutely love how you bench turned out! I was wondering about how wide was your center and side stripes? I like how they are substantial but now overpowering. Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!
I hopped over from the link part, what a great idea and I love the results. I saw someone had done something similar on some fabric but hadn’t thought about doing it on wood. Love it!
This is such a wonderful project…I love how it turned out!
Great Maryann, THANKS!
LOVE your bench…. so cute!!! I’m featuring it at tonight’s Power of Paint Party… thanks for linking up!
I was very impressed with it and I will use it again. Have a great day ~Sonya
Thanks so much Lauren! Have a great weekend. ~Sonya
Beautiful job! I’ve never used that particular paint but will have to give it a try!
This is beautiful! Love the number detail too. Pinned and shared on FB!
Thanks Amy, I love to hear others feedback as well. Have a great day ~Sonya
I love your bench, Sonya! It turned out great! After using it for several projects, Americana is my new favorite paint. I was wondering about the varnish so I’m glad to hear your opinion about it. I’ll be picking some up for my next project. 🙂
Love your bench! It’s gives me incentive to use this paint. I also love your site.
Lovely! And I adore your entire dining room. Very drool worthy!
I love everything about it! It looks so much better than the plain yellow bench!
Beautiful! I’ve always loved this design… so clean and classic!
Thanks Beth! The new design isn’t quite finished but it is in working order 🙂
Sonya this looks so GREAT! I loved the yellow but wow it’s so much softer with the neutral colors and stripe. I also love the new look of your site! ;0) Great job once again my friend!
I JUST recovered my dining room chairs and painted these stripes on my fabric! Love love love it!
Your chair sounds beautiful Dana! Thanks for stopping by ~Sonya
Awww, thanks Heather! You’re so sweet. ~Sonya
The 29 was my favorite part! Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. ~Sonya
So sweet Pamela, thank you!
Thanks so much Vanessa!
Love this project!! Very creative. I painted a fabric chair with chalk paint a few years ago and painted a grain stripe and I totally love it. Great job!!!
Well now didn’t that turn out super cute – love the grain sack stripe!!
Very nice! The new finish and stripes make it look so pretty and interesting!
That is one pretty bench! I love the No. 29 detail! I have used and love the Americana Decor Chalky paints.
It turned out great Sonya!
I’m absolutely in love with this bench!!! Such an amazing transformation!
Thanks Shannon! I thought it was a nice touch as well! ~Sonya
Thanks Lani! No, the varnish wasn’t sticky at all, I loved it. It says it’s great for sealing outdoor pieces so I’m excited to try it there as well. ~Sonya
I love what you did with this! The difference between the bright yellow, and the new, Frenchy grain-sack looks is dramatic!! The number 29 touch is perfection. Love that little special details.
Love this little transformation!
Love how it came out, and I love it in the kitchen. Was the varnish tacky after it dried?