Wicker Seat Bench

I bought this bench off of craigslist. It had spent a lot of time outside but was generally in good condition. I had to glue the seat trim down and give it a good cleaning, that was easy enough.

I love the simple lines. Please ignore the unruly winter garden. As I've mentioned before I'm not a gardener and so while I'd love to blame it all on the winter, its mostly because I don't spend any time on it. Any way the bench was simple and boring before...

I mixed up some MMS Milk Paint

I tried a new technique for mixing it. I put equal parts of Kitchen Scale Milk Paint and water in a canning jar, made sure the lid was tight and shook. Really I had a dance party with the jar. Even my daughter Alexis played along. I mixed up Kitchen Scale and Grain Sack (for another project). We had a good time with it.

It took 2 coats plus some touch ups to get coverage on the bench. After it was dry I brushed on some hemp oil and called it good. Its still a little oily but I've read that it takes 30 days for it really to cure. Luckily I can use it while its curing.

Here's the results.

I haven't decided if I want to use 1 or 3 pillows. Actually I plan on making a couple small pillows to go with this bench but I haven't finished them yet. Right now the bench is in our entry way but I think when the weather gets better I'll put it on our front porch.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my wicker seat bench.

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