We have shown a few of Cassie’s projects from Primitive and Proper, but I couldn’t resist this make over. It is simple yet has such a fun, artistic flair….
DISCLAIMER: I am not an artist. I just play one on this blog.
A few weeks ago, I picked up this Danish modern slat bench from a lady in town who was moving and giving it away for free. It’s not the sort of thing I normally do, but free is always my sort of thing. 😉
As you can see, the finish was worn and peeling in some spots. I sanded it with my orbital sander, then took it outside for a coat of KILZ oil-based spray primer. Once that was dry, I took it back inside to brush on another coat of oil-based primer. Once that was dry, it was back outside for some semi-gloss white paint. Once that was dry, I used Americana Slate Gray to add some decorative touches. I painted some wispy branches coming from either side. (It’s been so hot that a reminder of what winter branches looks like is welcome around here!). Here it is now. Kind of funky, yes, but a fun piece that would look great in a wide entry of a modern home.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.