Don’t you love this vintage telephone bench? This vintage telephone bench is updated with paint and has a brand new look. When my client asked me to paint it with a new to me paint I couldn’t wait.
It is so enjoyable to take a vintage piece of furniture and update it to today’s tastes. Other projects include a fun vintage table and the vintage piano stool. It feels like the furniture is getting a new lease on life. After all these pieces were in a garage sale or thrift store so no one wanted them the way they were.
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As I normally do I cleaned the piece with cleaning vinegar and water. Then I wiped the legs and spindles down with deglosser. I lightly sanded the flat areas to take down the gloss.
I took a chance and didn’t prime it. And there was a little bleed through, nothing bad. The beauty of the paint called DIY Paint is that it is very thick so when I painted over the bleed through it took care of it.
Now I prefer working with thinner paint. To start the project I did the legs first and used the paint straight from the can. When I got to the bench I decided to water it down to the consistency that I like. It covered well but I did have to do two coats since I thinned the paint.
Now my client did not want this piece to be heavily distressed. I think this paint leans towards a heavily distressed look. I sanded the bench by hand. The paint becomes so smooth to the touch with the sanding. I love how it feels. But I had to be very careful and use a light touch because of how easily it sands off.
This vintage telephone bench is updated with paint. It was a fun piece to work on. Do you like trying out new techniques and paints? If you do let me know which one is your favorite.
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