My husband loves to make these benches out of a Headboard and Footboard. This one has such a nice design on the back and the blue color worked so well with it. I haven’t done one in blue before and wasn’t sure I would like it.
I bought the cushions from Lowe’s. I painted the first coat green which did go with the cushions but I just didn’t like that for the final color.
I put a light coat of the CeCe Caldwell’s clear wax, let it soak in and dry some and then painted the blue chalk paint. Then I distressed it lightly with 150 grit sandpaper and then went over it with a fine sandpaper block to smooth it out. Then I put a few coats of varnish to seal it.