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A Simple Color Re-Do...

Our sunporch is still a work in progress and this year we have been going with more of a  light farmhouse look for the decor.  We have a long, old, dark wood dining table, and lately have been using a couple of black wooden IKEA benches for lots of seating.  
I decided a simple little bench re-do was in order...

Using some DecoArt American Decor Chalky Finish paint, I gave each bench a couple of coats with the Everlasting color. I then distressed with a sanding block, sealed with a coat of clear wax, and finally buffed them with a soft cloth.

 I love the lighter look of the benches in the room now...a simple change!

 I am a blogger for DecoArt, and used paint I received from them...
all opinions are my own.

I am joining~

Until next time...


  1. Nice! Love the change. And I love bench seating!
    xo Kris

  2. Great benches, Linda! I love the size of them and they seem to suit your table perfectly. Love the new color, too. I have really got to get to Ikea. I've been seeing things all week from there on other blogs that I would like to get.

  3. Linda! Love the new paint on the bench seating.
    I love EVERYthing about the last photo too. My favorite part. Your unfinished drywall and rustic beams.
    This say... "welcome to my home, I'm so glad to see you." I can tell you have a gift of hospitality.
    ...I love reading here. :)

  4. Love the change and contrast!

  5. Linda
    I love the look of the benches painted and your whole dining room for that matter!

  6. It's a lovely room, and I need to try that paint! :)

  7. Well, that was easy. I love the idea that with benches you can always squeeze one more person at the table :)

  8. Linda - I would never guess that those were IKEA benches now with the distressed look. If I ever get out of this tiny condo :-) I've got big plans for my dining room pieces. Thanks for the inspiration! Ann

  9. I like the change, and the room looks like a wonderful place to entertain! I love the rug, too.

  10. Love the lighter look! The last pic is amazing!

  11. What a gorgeous room and I love the benches in the lighter color!

  12. I really like how your benches lighten up the room. The whole area looks so charming!
    Mary Alice

  13. Gorgeous!

    I just love your chairs too :)

    Karen x

  14. Thanks for sharing this loveliness with Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!


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