#diylikeaboss I Could Not Figure What This Was For

I was at my local Habitat Restore and this stopped me in my tracks. I knew there was something different about the top. I was right. I flipped the top over and there was a cushion snapped to the top.
I decided to scrub the cushion and pull the color selections from the upholstery. I primmed it and sanded the top to the wood.
The first coat of DIY chalk paint is a Sherwin-Williams color called Impressive Ivory. I decided to mimic the colors of sand and surf.
Then I layered on a coat of Steamed Milk, a shade darker then the Ivory.
The third color, Ebbtide brings in the color of the water.
I did a final DIY chalk paint in Ebbtide. Once the paint dried a little I did a wet distress technique to pull the paint off in places.
The top was stained in a white wash and then sealed with a satin polycrylic. The base of the table-bench was waxed with a clear wax.
See how the cushion matches the stain?
Detail of the distressed look.
It's a table.
Or a bench. What a versatile piece of furniture.

Shoppe No. 5
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