Asked on Sep 30, 2017

Need ideas for finishing diy church pew redo

Chubby58KattywhampusLOL27524803
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I have painted this church pew with Annie Sloan primer red and then a coat of arles. Then I sand distressed it. Now I'm at a loss for what to do next!! It seems like it needs one last something to make it pop??? Ideas anyone??
q need ideas for finishing diy church pew redo
q need ideas for finishing diy church pew redo
5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Is there a particular room you are using the pew in that will spark a pop of color,or just place a throw or pillows with a color
    • KK's Creations
      on Oct 1, 2017

      Yes our Livingroom. It is a warm cozy room with Rich browns, greens, and golds. And yes I sure was planning on using some pillows to either contrast or compliment the piece. Thank you!!
  • Chubby58
    on Sep 30, 2017

    This is just my taste. I would get a dark black cherry color and and rub around all the edges and the little cut out edges on the side. You did a great job, but it does need a little something to make it pop! Perhaps a nice stencil in the center of the back seat.
    • KK's Creations
      on Sep 30, 2017

      Thanks so much! This is my first furniture makeover and I've been a little nervous about it! I love your suggestions!
  • 27524803
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Sealer, white wash, test on the underside to find out what you like, How about gold, silver or copper in the detail along the edges of the arm rests and in the detail on the ends... a fancy wood accent piece or rosette (check Michael's, Lowe's or Home Depot) along the center back and the center of the sides might be just what you want, and what it needs
  • Chubby58
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I understand your nervousness, you're just not sure what to do next. Just remember if you don't like the way it comes out, you can always sand it a little and change it. If you have Photoshop or any type of software on your computer where you can change the color and add different things to it. Take a picture , import it into the software and perhaps use some of the tools to get it a little more color or actually put a stencil on the back. At least you would have some kind of idea before you go full speed ahead. Good luck to you and post a picture when you're done. I'm sure it will turn out great!
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