Piano bench-turned child creative center

January 7th, 2010 in member junk     
Gadora_Wilder Gadora_Wilder, member
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Piano bench with coordinating Americana mirror. Top and sides of desk and mirror frame are chalkboard ready.
Typical piano bench, pre-pizazz. BoooOOoooring.
Top and sides were painted with bright red chalkboard paint. So cute!!
The inside of bench was decoupaged with whimsical wallpaper. The locking mechanism, inherent to piano bench, keeps little fingers free of squishing.
Another view.
Piano bench with coordinating Americana mirror. Top and sides of desk and mirror frame are chalkboard ready.

Piano bench with coordinating Americana mirror. Top and sides of desk and mirror frame are chalkboard ready.

Photo: Gadora Wilder

A quick and simple redo, thanks to Rust-oleum's chalkboard paint. The piano bench was sanded, with several coats applied (with a light sanding in between each). Inside, wallpaper was decoupaged for added appeal. The piano bench's height lends itself to little chairs for tiny, creative kiddos. The Americana mirror matches.

http://gadorawilder.com/2009/11/18/piano-bench-turned-chalkboard-center/


Pattern or design used: My own design - Gadora Wilder~ Chalkboard bench redo.
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, funky, , fun, family room, bedroom, red, game room, children

Comments (13)

GreenerPastures writes: Darling:) Posted: 8:08 pm on January 11th
suewhitney writes: On word (and we all know that's hard for me)....FABULOUS!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:40 am on January 10th
Prior writes: Love it, inside and out! Lezlee Posted: 5:34 pm on January 9th
junkermidge writes: What a neat way to create an area where the kids can get creative. Painting the bench with chalkboard paint is a great idea!
Midge Posted: 4:19 pm on January 9th
CottageElements writes: Cute, cute, cute. Love that it's a chalkboard, too!

Lani Posted: 11:43 am on January 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Smart and cute!
Candy Posted: 9:07 am on January 9th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Love it! ~judi :) Posted: 1:25 pm on January 8th
TrashyChick writes: Very nice table and beautiful color.
TC Posted: 9:43 am on January 8th
MakinItHappen writes: Great job!!! Posted: 8:01 pm on January 7th
alicemom writes: That is so darling. Love the color. The inside is great too.
smiles, alcie Posted: 5:44 pm on January 7th
chippingcharm writes: How cute is this??? Perfect re-purpose! Laurel Posted: 5:02 pm on January 7th
54girl writes: What a cute idea for kids!! Love it!! Mary Posted: 4:18 pm on January 7th
JunkArchitect writes: The chalkboard idea is so cool and the color is great. Your painting technique looks perfect.

Jim
Posted: 3:39 pm on January 7th
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