You might remember that a while back I was looking for a little bench to use in the house in Hooterville laundry room and I found one at an antique store for $40.00.
Even though the yellow didn’t fit into the aqua color scheme I’m using for the laundry room, I liked how the bench was distressed so a lot of the natural bare wood was exposed. Unfortunately, you can’t see all the worn places on the seat because the photo above was the one I took in the antique store and they had other items displayed on top of it.
Anyway, I figured I could just strip off the yellow paint and perhaps do a similar treatment with a different color paint.
I’ll admit I haven’t had much experience stripping paint but the time or two I have done it, I don’t remember it being this hard!
I almost think stripping paint is worse than stripping wallpaper.
Does anybody have any tips that might make this go easier…
I’m praying I have the patience to get through this project.
Okay, I’m off to work on the bench some more but don’t be surprised if you see it painted a solid color when I have the laundry room reveal somewhere down the road.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.