Danish Modern Bench Redo; Guest

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.

And she says she is not an artist?!?  …but I have to say, that seeing a piece like the before and creating the after has artist written all over it!  So own it! The piece is simply beautiful, and would be so fun as a (rather long, but hecka cool) coffee table!
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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.

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  1. >wow, what a nice surprise to wake up and see this morning! thank you so much for featuring my bench…. and for calling me an artist. 😉

  2. >Bom dia!!!
    Passei só pra deixar um carinho, e desejar que seu dia seja abençoado, bjks doces…Cris
    Eu amo seu blog…

  3. >Looks great painted! We had a coffee table just like that growing up. My brother still has it!

  4. >Wow, it turned out beautiful and I love the branches! This caught my eye because we recently picked up a very similar free bench. On ours the slats interlock and the two ends can be pulled apart to make the bench longer. We were thinking of a redo into a coffee table, but it's sitting in storage till time and inspiration are more plentiful. Love this idea! 🙂