My dad found me this sweet little bench a couple weeks ago. It was one of those that i loved right away and couldnt wait to get it painted. I loved the lines of the bench and that the paint was already really flaky – flaky finishes are perfect for getting an ultra chippy, distressed, weathered look.
I gave it a good sanding with my orbital sander to get all the loose paint off. Then, i skipped the primer since the bench already had a lot of texture and i knew that my paint wood stick. Plus i was going for a highly distressed, chippy paint look anyways – so i didnt need the primer.
After giving it one heavy coat of paint, i let it dry and then took my orbital sander to it to give it a heavily distressed finish – my favorite finish of all :)
After distressing i gave it a coat of poly to seal in all the chippy goodness…
Paint = Sherwin Williams Dill
Clear Coat = Varathane water based poly in a gloss
Distressing technique = orbital sander, post found here