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Upcycled Piano Bench

Recycle a simple piano bench into a stylish outdoor table to accent your patio furniture. Add a handmade touch to your home this spring by creating this unique furniture flip.

At a Glance:

Project #15964 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo

supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cool Bisque, 2 oz. - 2944

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Dove Gray, 2 oz. - 2954

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz. - 2943

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • Old piano bench
  • Pallet or planks of wood
  • Jigsaw
  • Pry bar
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • Transfer paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Computer Printout
  • Ruler
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper

instructions

  1. If you are using an old pallet you will need to take a part before you begin using the pry bar.
  2. Remove any nails that may be still in wood.
  3. Remove the seat from the bench.
  4. Measure the bench to determine how long to cut your wood pieces.
  5. Cut wood to correct size and cut with the jigsaw.
  6. Screw the planks to the bench.
  7. Transfer the pattern to the bench.
  8. Paint the flowers with Cool Bisque and Fire Coral.
  9. Paint the leaves with Wicker White, Dove Gray and Autumn Leaves.
  10. Outline the flowers and leaves and then paint the rest of the leaves with Licorice using the liner brush.  Refer to the photo for color placement.

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

Most commonly asked questions about FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint.

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Related FAQs

Yes, the fabric painted mixture (1 part FolkArt Textile Medium – 2 parts FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint), can be thinned with water to create detail linework. It can also be “spritzed” onto fabric using a clean pump spray bottle.
Yes, it is UV and weather resistant and can be used both indoors on curtains, glassware and wood as well as outdoors on terra cotta and garden signs.
Yes, painted glassware can be safely washed by hand and are top shelf dishwasher safe without chipping, cracking or fading. Do not soak in water.
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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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