Refinishing a Piano Bench; Guest

Hi Friends,Its Shannon from Posh Pieces here again at Remodelaholic. I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  I wanted to share with you one of the first projects I shared on my blog. Also one that I still use almost everyday as it sits in my dining room. I got this piano bench on craigslist for about $30. Not a complete steal, but worth it to me because it was just what I wanted… except the color that is.. I wanted the bench to match my black dining room table. Here is the before.

Very simple, kinda boring, and definitely not a match to my black dining room set. 

I sanded this baby down to the grain which is not necessary if your going to prime and paint, but I was more thorough back then. 

After I spent way to much time sanding, I applied my Rustoleum Primer.
After it was primed, I applied two generous coats of Rustoleum Black paint.
The final step was to give it a distressed look like my dining room table, but without distressing it. My dinning room table is not distressed, but it has a treatment on it that looks like it was. 
I bought a small can of paint that was the same color as the distressed areas, and then used a 2 inch brush to brush it on in a few random places. 
Here it is all finished.
I am fully aware of the flash in the background, and the not so great photo here.. Sorry for that, I had to use what I had. Can you see the painted on distressed areas?

Here is a close up of the legs. You can see the areas on the table that look distressed, and the areas on the bench I created to match. The bench matches my table perfectly now. 
I think it turned out pretty good. How about your?

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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. >The black makes the bench looks so chic and expensive! I love painting things black and the shiny black looks especially good on the bench. Nice job! 🙂

  2. >Great job on the bench. I like the idea of making it "look" destressed without actually sanding down the paint!!! Thanks for the tip!

  3. >Love it! I want to do the same thing to a bench I just bought. Do you know what color paint was used to "distress" it? I'd be ever so grateful if you could let me know. Thanks!