Themed Furniture Makeover Storage Bench

Hi my sweet reinventor friends!

Today is Themed Furniture Makeover Day for November.  Still one of my favorite days of every month.





If you’d like to see previous themed furniture makeovers, go here.

This month’s theme is storage, and I’m excited to share a project I recently finished for a friend.

Yeah, the engineer wondered why I don’t work on storage in OUR house too.  ;)

Here’s what I started with.  My friend wanted to use this bench in her foyer, adding seating and a little stylish storage too.  She wanted to update the color, so she purchased some Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Hurricane and sweetly asked me to paint it for her.


themed furniture makeover storage bench before


I had never used Hurricane before, it’s kind of a putty gray color, and I loved it after one coat.


themed furniture makeover day storage bench during


After two coats and a little drying time, I sanded it smooth, and wiped on a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax.  For a little color and extra protection, I added second coat of wax also, this time using Maison Blanche Dark Antiquing Wax.

Here’s the finished bench.


themed makeover day storage bench 2


It’s kind of hard to see the antiquing wax in a photo, so I tried darkening it up a bit.


themed makeover day storage bench


And her close up.


themed makeover day storage bench 3


Thank you so much for visiting today for Themed Furniture Makeover Day!

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Storage Bench Makeover with Maison Blanche Paint in Hurricane From Reinvented


Have fun checking out all of the other awesome furniture makeovers below, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a fun Christmas Ornament Blog Hop AND our Inspired By You Weekly Features!  Two posts on a Friday, go me!  ;)

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22 thoughts on “Themed Furniture Makeover Storage Bench

  1. Good Morning Kimm…love your bench and the Hurricane color…I’ll have to find a place to use it.

    BTW…we must be related! I love chai tea and the lattes at Starbucks are my special splurge. My grocery store has a Starbucks inside it and strolling the aisles with a chai tea latte makes the whole grocery shopping experience almost enjoyable! PLUS, while I may not love the Buckeyes as much as you do (I am a Nittany Lion) I am married to a man who wears Scarlet and Gray 360 out of 365 days a year. Needless to say, he’s a little blue these past couple of days. I told him he needs to learn from me…I’m getting rather zen about my football team playing poorly.

    Can’t wait to see your next project!

    Have a great day, Lynn
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    1. Hi Lynn, thank you so much for stopping by! Wow, we’re practically twins! ;) I make my chai tea lattes at home most of the time (with Tazo Chai Tea concentrate, the same thing Starbucks uses), but I agree, a latte from Starbucks makes any shopping experience better! :) We are pretty sad about Saturday too, so tell your husband we’re mourning with him. I woke up Sunday morning hoping it was all a bad dream. I guess it’s a good thing to not be used to losing. :) I’m excited to check out your blog, I’ll be right over!

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I also noticed that using a clear coat of wax first helps the dark wax to go on smooth and more evenly. Happy Thanksgiving!

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