This Antique Spool Bed was Repurposed into a Bench and Finished with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint!
I’ve always admired benches that were repurposed from beds. Whether the bed was vintage or an antique, I always thought they were super cool! To date, I’ve repurposed 2 antique rope beds and have transformed them into beds.
There was this one that I painted in General Finishes Persian Blue.
Now it’s time to add a third bed/bench into my inventory!
General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint
This antique spool bench was finished in one of my favorite colors – Coastal Blue by General Finishes Milk Paint. This color is a dreamy shade of navy.
It’s one of those colors that looks good on just about everything. I find it hard not to paint everything in this shade to be honest! It’s dark so it doesn’t require a primer underneath, and I love distressing it back so you can see wood underneath.
Kind of like this:
Antique Mattress Ticking Upholstery
When it came time to pair a fabric with the dreamy navy milk paint, I went with antique mattress ticking that I purchased from Morgantown Market.
Mattress ticking is a fabric that was used on antique and vintage bed mattresses. Typically these sheets were sewn to fit the size of the mattress, and they make a darling fabric option for sewing and upholstery projects! I thought it was a fitting choice for this spool bench because the bed itself is an antique. Why not pair it with an antique fabric?
High Performance Topcoat
To seal this bench for durability, I used General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a Flat sheen.
This water-based polyurethane is award winning and one of my best selling products! It provides a smooth and durable finish. It’s VOC compliant, low odor, non flammable and fast drying which is perfect if you’re working inside (like I do). You can roll, brush or spray it too. You can learn more about it in the product video below.
Now General Finishes Milk Paint is very durable in and of itself. It’s an acrylic paint with a mineral base that is durable without a topcoat once cured. I still like to seal my pieces with an additional topcoat though because I sell my pieces retail. I never know where they’re going to wind up, so I like to be safe just in case!
This piece is available at the time of this post. You can see all of the details here. Local pickup, delivery and country wide shipping is available. Contact me for a quote today!