I picked up this bench a few months ago at one of my favorite thrift stores. Cost me $9.00. I’ve been using it in our laundry room to hold our beach bags and beach towels. Since we try to make it to the beach at least once a week, it’s handy to have all those items in one place for a quick getaway!
The spray paint I chose is called Sunrise/Matte, which is a paint and primer in one. I wanted something to brighten up the laundry room’s sandy colored walls and white trim. In order to avoid dripping, I kept flipping the bench so the surface I painted would be flat or horizontal to the ground. Each side took 2 coats to cover smoothly. I used a can and a half of spray paint for a cost of about $6.00.
If you’re wondering why I didn’t spray paint the top of the bench, it’s because I had something else in mind for that! I wanted to make a cushioned bench seat, so I measured and cut a piece of foam rubber to fit on the top. I had this foam from an old mattress we had. I save everything…you never know! My guess the cost to buy a piece like this would be about $10.
Come back next Wednesday to see how I finished this up!
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