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Colorful Telephone Bench Makeover

This teeny tiny telephone bench was just your average wooden piece, until I got my hands on it! I saw so much potential! Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it can’t be a bright, colorful statement piece! If you’re someone who is not comfortable with color yet, or if you want to get out of your comfort zone, starting out with a small piece of furniture is a great way to try out different techniques. This week on the colorful telephone bench makeover post, I’m going to show you how to use Wood U Bend products, colorful floral transfers, adding texture and dry distressing, adding wax to highlight AND mixing your own custom rose gold accent paint color. This is a lot! Don’t feel like you need to use all of these techniques on one piece. If you just want paint and texture, go for it. If you want to try something new with mixing custom paint colors, give that a try! I’m just here to show you what’s possible, so let’s get started!

Supply List for Colorful Telephone Bench Makeover

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  1. Color Wheel

  2. Surf Prep Sanding Kit (Use coupon code BELLARENOVARE10 )

Step 1: Clean and Scuff Sand

After cleaning this piece with White Lightening, I did a light scuff sand to take the glossy shine off so that the paint have something to adhere to. I used a microfiber cloth to get all the dust off after sanding. If you have a hard time getting the remaining dust off us a spray bottle and your cloth and it should all come off easily.