Church Pew Makeover

The other day, John Paul & I were out to dinner with some friends.  The restaurant used church pews as their seating.  I casually mentioned to one of our friends that I wanted a pew for our house & he said he knew someone with extra pews!  Say what?!  

Fast forward a couple days later & we brought this church pew into our home!!  This thing is pretty gigantic, but I love it in our entry way.  Right now I styled it up with some Christmas decor.

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Here is a photo of what it looked like before any paint. Crazy what a little can of paint can do.

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I used Rustoleum Chalk Paint in Linen White which you can buy at Home Depot. I painted right over that cushion too. On the cushion, I first used some spray paint primer called Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 which I bought at Home Depot too. I used 2 coats of chalk paint over the entire piece, including the cushion. I did not distress this piece because I really liked the fresh white look. I may one day rough it up with some sand paper. I also did not wax this piece because I figure we won't really use it for sitting as I plan to use it more as decor. If I feel that it needs some wax, I can always add some later on.

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What do you think of our new pew?!  I love making something old, look brand new!  

Thank you so much for checking out the blog today!

XO
-LA