DIY Maven

DIY Maven

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Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have a not-so-secret DIY and craft (of almost any kind) addiction. I'm the… read more

Comments - Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

Auntiepatch on Sep 04, 2013:


Chris Gardner on Jul 01, 2013:

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oatesfan on Jun 25, 2013:

Thanks for posting each step in this.

carolynapplebee on Jun 21, 2013:

what a lot to go through but i know what it's like to want to save a family piece.  i have a bookcase that my father made when he was on a ship 50 years ago in the Navy, vaguely mission styled in appearance.  there's some laminated striped panels on the front.  it's pretty cute but when you look on the  back you can see it was finished off with some old US navy packing crates on the back.  he said they used whatever wood was left over on the ship.  now i feel motivated to scrape off that glue and fix the gamey leg on the back.

DIY Maven on Jun 21, 2013:

@Rasmus--I used waterbased, indoor/outdoor enamel that I found at my local TrueValue, brand name Premium Decor.

@meerkat11--Thanks! Glad you like it.

K on Jun 21, 2013:

I'm looking to do something similar to an old bench of mine- I'd like to turn it into a planter for the front porch.

Rasmus on Jun 21, 2013:

This really is a very good post, and an excellent tutorial. What kind of paint was it? Oil or acrylic?

meerkat11 on Jun 21, 2013:

this is a fantastic tutorial.  I am planning to recreate these on some chunky floating shelves in my house.


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