Spa Bench Finished with Milk Paint

Submitted by shaunk on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 13:57

Built this bench over a couple of nights. It was really easy. The most difficult part was deciding on the color and finish. Overall it came out great and looks good by our front door.

The finish is Old Fashion Milk Paint in Salem Red. I painted two coats and then sanded the sides and corners. I'm contemplating adding an antiquing glaze to give it an older look.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$32.00 ($21 for the wood and $11 for the milk paint)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
White Pine (select grade)
Finish Used
Paint two coats of Milk Paint and let dry over night. Sand corners down with power sander. I added distressing marks prior to painting using a couple of nails and a hammer.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner