To be honest, I didn’t know exactly what this piece of furniture was when I got it. It came with that group of oak furniture I got for free last month. Is it one of those entryway benches? It’s small enough that it wouldn’t be very comfortable for an adult to sit on so I thought maybe it was intended for children?
Anyway, I was browsing on Etsy one day when I came across this adorable Hokus Pokus design transfer called “A dog’s life”. I thought it might just work perfectly on the mystery bench! I ordered from: Red Barn Boutique it shipped the very next day!
After I cleaned the bench, I popped off the decorative wood applique on the front (saved for use on another project). I wanted the front surface nice and smooth for my design transfer. I tacked a few more nails into the loose back panel and filled in the tiny holes from the applique with wood putty. I applied a coat of shellac to seal in any stains and two coats of primer since I was planning on using a light base color. After two coats of a Sherwin Williams color called Navajo White it was really starting to come together.
I selected some of the accent colors from the design transfer for the interior and the spindles. I just used the Navajo White and some acrylic craft paint I had on hand to custom blend some shades of purple.
This bench would be so cute in a kids room for storing books and small toys.
It would also make a great place to store your pet food, leashes and pet supplies.
With a comfy cushion it would made a great place for a cat nap! C.C. was happy to pose with her mouse as long as I kept a steady flow of treats coming her way!
Thanks for stopping by, I’d love to know what you think of the Pup Bench!