Before we get to the most fun bit of Erin’s home makeover (the full tour, of course!) we thought we’d share a quick little tutorial on how we spruced up a few X-Benches in Erin’s space. Now, there was nothing seriously wrong with them to begin with, but they did lack a little sparkle. And Erin is the kind of girl that seriously sparkles. So luckily, with a quick coat of white paint and a little dipping action, we brought these babies from drab to fab in minutes.
Liquid gold leaf
Remove the legs of the X benches with the drill. Set the seats aside.
Spraypaint the legs white in 2-3 light coats, being careful not to leave any drips. Let dry completely, 1- 2 hours.
Mark off 2 inches from the feet of the legs with painter’s tape. Wrap the painter’s tape completely around the leg, parallel to the edge of the feet.
Paint the feet with the liquid gilding. Let dry about ½ hour, and remove the tape.
Drill the legs back on the seats. Step back and admire your new benches!
Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography