There’s so much to love about this project I’m about to introduce. The color, the idea, the method, the finished product!
First, let me talk about Midnight Blue. This is the first time I’ve used this color in a project and I’m SO in love with it! I’ve been seeing the almost-black color used in design projects and decided it was time to incorporate it into my life. What better way than to repurpose this outdated coffee table into a foyer bench?
Sticking with my love of chalk paint, I picked up Midnight Blue by General Finishes. After a little sanding and prepping, I applied three layers of paint to make sure it was completely solid. This was a bit of a departure from my usual distressed style, but I’m more than thrilled with the outcome. The layers of this hue are just astounding and change with any shift of light. It’s perfect for a well-lit entryway or mudroom.
Since it is being put in a place where people are coming and going I decided to add a cushion, making it the perfect bench to unwind after a long day. Fortunately, I had a nautical-style piece of fabric with matching blues from an old project. I simply measured a piece of plywood to be about an inch smaller than the size of the top, glued down some foam, and wrapped it up. I used fabric glue for the material, and carpenter’s yellow glue to attach it to the piece. To ensure it would never, ever move, I weighed it down for 48 hours with our gym weight plates. It’s so great to find useful tools around the house!
Once the piece was dried and ready to go, I added a beautiful wicker basket to the center cubby for a little extra storage and visual appeal. I can definitely see myself using Midnight Blue more often, and possibly recreating this great bench!
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