Thursday, April 26, 2012

Church Pew

Yep-you read it right.  This is a 10 foot! church pew.  I don't think many people can say they've painted one of these babies. :)


It had a yellowish/greenish thin wash over the wood. 


We warmed it up with a golden yellow color.  After I finished painting it the color was just a little too bright and it didn't "feel" right for what this piece is, so I decided to glaze it with straight stain.  Love the color so much more like this and now it feels like what it is (which is an old church pew!). :)

 Absolutely am in love with this end piece.  Beautifully ornate, curvy, and chunky!

Also love the distressing on this one!  Used a soft, dark brown primer because the wood was blond and the distressing wouldn't show very well under the yellow otherwise.

Hard to take pics of something this big!  I can't wait to see it in it's new home instead of my ugly shop! 

color = Anjou Pear SW
stain = Dark Walnut Minwax
primer = Black Fox SW


  1. You did a great job repainting the church pew! I know it wasn’t easy considering the length of the pew, but you did it! It is true that the new color made the pew look like an old church pew, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s beautiful. I’m sure the owner was amazed to see how great the new pew looked!

  2. Did you use the primer for the distressing?


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