It was a great painting day recently so I set up in the driveway and painted the day away.
First to show - CRANBERRY BENCHES!
Okay, so one is actually a stool, but the other four are benches.
Or maybe they are step-stools.
I have been saving them for the new booth.
No, I have not moved yet.
Still in transition.
All were thoroughly cleaned and sanded.
All were painted with a very red paint.
I wanted a more sedate cranberry red.
See the after and the before.
How to achieve this look?
A good coat of Americana Decor Chalky Paint in Rouge.
Followed by MinWax in Mission Oak.
I used a foam brush to apply the poly/stain in small areas and immediately wiped with the grain with a cloth.
I allowed the paint to sit for a couple of hours before the stain.
I allowed the stain to sit for three hours before bringing the benches inside.
I do not like the smell in the house.
So cranberry benches just may be the only Thanksgiving thing on my blog this year.
The cranberry benches will make their appearance in my new booth at Riverfront Antique Mall (W-10) in December.
So maybe I should have named them Holly Berry Benches.
I am running around like a squirrel on a highway during rush hour.
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