These solid little benches could be used in any room in our home, but I have a feeling they will make an appearance in the TV area down there. I love how rustic and chunky they are.
The benches were $5 each from a local woodworker having a retirement sale on unfinished pine pieces (only the smallest one is shown in the photo above.)
The grey is Americana Neutral Grey craft paint ($1) and the black is a sample pot of Martha Stewart Francesca (also $1.) I bought some Minwax gel stain in Early American ($7) and already had the Minwax paste wax. I only used one coat of paint on each and distressed the edges with sandpaper so they would look slightly worn.
Totally simple pieces and so my style! The updates to the guest suite won't happen overnight but I am really liking the changes I am making so far.
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