Glammed Up Bench

By Courtney Cole, Owner at Twig & Thyme Design in Sterling, VA.

We gave this once dark and tattered bench a glamorous makeover using all General Finishes products. We cleaned and prep sanded the surface for paint and then hand applied two coats of GF Milk Paint in Driftwood to use as our base color. We then applied a coat of GF Pearl Effects in Argentine over the entire piece. We applied GF Pearl Effects in Burnished by pouncing and dry brushing in areas throughout for a gold and silver effect. Next we applied GF Glaze Effects in Van Dyke Brown in a pinstriping technique to highlight all of the details. Lastly the entire piece was sealed in GF High Performance in Flat and all new shimmery upholstery and piping were added to complete the look. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesSilverado Bench Seat And Chairs

Products Used

  • General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood
  • General Finishes Pearl Effects in Argentine
  • General Finishes Pearl Effects in Burnished
  • General Finishes High Performance in Flat
  • General Finishes Glaze Effects in Van Dyke Brown

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