A visit several weeks ago to a quirky local auction house yielded a few funky finds. My favorite of those was a little bench with a padded top. When I saw it I knew that it would be a good project for me, and decided to bid on it. So I put my top bid firmly in my head (not one to get carried away, I'm very good at stopping my bidding at my max. point), and was surprised when I got it for way less!
I got out the can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and gave it another go. I did not have the easiest time using this paint when I was re-doing my little table, but I'm pretty sure that was because I was expecting a perfectly painted surface. Now having learned my lesson, this project was easier.
With that in mind, I started painting. The paint went on pretty well, and as soon as I remembered that the little imperfections were part of the charm, all was well. A few coats later along with the wax finish, I had a little painted bench. I found some cute fabric at Joann's for the bargain price of $5.50 and it turned out to be a pretty complement for my painting project.