I built this bench last year as a toddler/doll bench. I painted it pink, hoping it would find a special home with a little princess. Almost a year later and it didn’t sell. So, this Take 2 Tuesday is a little different. Instead of just showing you an older project, I’m going to show you how I changed that pink bench into this new version.
Here is the toddler/doll bench in it’s original state. You can see how I built it in the post Pink Toddler Bench. After having it in the shop for months, and then putting it in a temporary booth for about 6 weeks, I decided to ask opinions on Facebook. I sort of decided that I would let a local rivalry football game decide the color. Red or Blue. Red won the game (University of Louisville). I had suggestions of adding vinyl and removing the ball posts. That’s something I hadn’t even thought of.
I used my Dremel Mulit-Max to cut the tops off.
I started painting it with ASCP in Primer Red.
Here it is after 3 coats of red.
I got out my ASCP dark wax and got busy giving it some character!
Here she is in her new red dress. 🙂
For fun, I added some Fall Scarecrow people. I had this bench marked $20 for almost a year. Do you think I should mark it a little higher now?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.