Asked on Jun 20, 2016

Ideas for this small bench?

by Brenda
My sister gave me this bench, any ideas to redo it?
q ideas for this small bench , painted furniture, painting wood furniture
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2016
    Are you going to use this indoors or outdoors?

  • Karen Cook Karen Cook on Jun 20, 2016
    I would convert it into a potting bench if using outdoors, or a bathroom vanity, if using indoors

  • Taylor Taylor on Jun 20, 2016
    It would be a great child's desk chair with school/art supplies in it or as a n entry way bench with storage for mittens and hats

  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jun 20, 2016
    I tend to agree with Taylor It looks like it would make any child happy. Paint it up and put some rubber stoppers on the lid so children can't get hurt.

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Jun 20, 2016
    I would sand it down then varnish it up nicely and use it to store shoe's or things for the dog e.g. the lead, hiking bag, balls etc.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 21, 2016
    This little bench is adorable. Clean it up and either sand it down and re-stain and varnish it or paint it. You can wet cloth in half water and half white Elmer's glue and put it on the inside. It would be a great place for toys or even throws and blankets. I would love one this size at the foot of my bed.

  • Ranger Ranger on Jun 21, 2016
    Wow. Great piece. I'd clean it up - NOT paint it - and have it in my kitchen to keep potatoes in. Maybe make a burlap cushion for the bench seat...

  • Dee Dee on Jun 21, 2016
    Please don't paint it.....sand, re-stain & seal it. It is a beauty.

  • Emma Emma on Jun 21, 2016
    Sand it down, re-stain it then seal it. It's beautiful piece ..natural wood

  • Emma Emma on Jun 21, 2016
    Please sand it down re-stain and seal it to its natural wood. Beautiful piece

  • Jeani Jeani on Jun 21, 2016
    Decoupage the back and around the base. Then paint the seat a color in the napkins.

  • 7665645 7665645 on Jun 22, 2016
    It would make a fantastic storage space for shoes and you can sit on the bench while you're putting them on. I would recommend only painting the seat, maybe a cream color and restaining the rest. I think wood looks great with a touch of white like the picture below.

  • Jhroyko Jhroyko on Oct 17, 2016
    Depends where you are going to use the bench. You can coordinate with the room. For example, for a kids room, maybe stain the top seat, and paint the others parts. For an entrance, could be stained only.