Antique spool bench painted in general finishes lamp black
Do you remember this antique spool bed that I took with me to the Witches Fly North Antique & Artisan Show back in October?
It’s totally okay if you don’t! I have a lot of furniture pieces that move in and out of my inventory. Sometimes I don’t always remember them all!
At any rate, I tried to sell this little guy as a functioning bed, but like most antique beds, it was an odd size. So I decided to turn it into a bench instead!
antique spool bench – the sequel
This spool bench is actually the second one I’ve finished. The first one I worked on was painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint.
This bed was purchased from Morgantown Market with the intention to turn it into a bench from the start. Lest you think I have the skills to do that, I commissioned my friend Greg of The Furniture Fix to modify it for me. We make a good team actually. Greg loves to build things but doesn’t care for the painting part. You know I love that part, so we team up quite often!
a bench for a friend
When I brought the Persian Blue bench into my antique booth at Homestead Studios, a fellow vendor there asked me if I would repaint it black to suit her home decor. While it would have been too tricky to repaint it, I had my leftover spool bed from the antique market waiting for a new owner. Kismet!
A quick trip down to Greg’s resulted in a newly fashioned bench waiting for a fresh paint finish.
lamp black milk paint
The paint that was chosen for this bench is General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
This shade of black is quite soft and mimics the color you would see on antique wrought iron lamp posts on the streets of London. I’ve painted several pieces in this color in the past.
There was this VanSciver Hutch
And this gorgeous serpentine front desk.
This beautiful antique dresser.
And this little vanity to name a few.
Whenever I paint with Lamp Black, I love to rub the edges of my piece away gently with sandpaper to reveal the wood underneath. Once it’s sealed with High Performance Topcoat, the effect is quite gorgeous!
Sweet annie acres grain sack fabric
To compliment the Lamp Black Milk Paint, I upholstered the seat using a lovely grain sack type fabric from Sweet Annie Acres.
This particular color is the “Cream NINE Stripe”.
My customer is super happy with the way it turned out, and I must say that I am too!
If you want to replicate this look on a piece of your own, you can purchase Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat from my online shop.
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