Cane Bench Makeover

After finding this old cane bench I decided to give it a French makeover and now it’s the perfect side table!

white cane bench in the bedroom.

It’s been a whirlwind around here lately! I don’t know if I’ve ever been this exhausted before.

I’ve had some very unexpected yet exciting things happening in my life which I hope to share soon.

I was moving some things around the other day and got in the mood for another furniture makeover in my French style.

I’ve had this little cane bench for years but it was just hiding in my closet.

Cane bench makeover graphic.

Time for a makeover Of My Side table!

Here is where the little cane bench sits in my walk-in-closet. You might recall it’s my Audrey Hepburn inspired walk-in-closet.

Brown cane bench with magazines on it.

I used bed risers to paint it. When I saw them I didn’t think bed risers, I thought furniture painting supplies!

Because this piece was high gloss, I sanded it all over just to rough it up a bit which only took about 5 minutes of my time.

Getting the cane bench ready for painting with a drop sheet underneath it.

I love cane painted white (so French!) so of course that’s what I did.

I used the soft white called Casement from Fusion Mineral Paint.

Painting the cane bench white.

I seriously wasn’t loving this furniture piece anymore but now I do.

I’m not sure where I’m putting it just yet but it works as a cute side table in the bedroom or living room.

The bench being used as a side table in bedroom.

I still need to add some beeswax polish to it but I love the polished finished look.

The cane bench in bedroom with Paris sign hanging in the background.

I was worried I’d have to get out a spray paint can to paint over the cane but it was really easy to do. Now it looks beautifully French.

Try painting the next furniture piece you are thinking of throwing out, and breathe new life into it!

Check out my Audrey Hepburn Inspired walk-in-closet

Audrey Hepburn inspired closet graphic.

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  1. Hey girl-I really like Audrey ‘s style to So chic!! And I love that side table so pretty now!! The white makes it pop now!!

  2. Love it Jamie! You have such an eye for taking a simple garage sale item and turning into a beautiful piece. Nice work!

  3. Hello, I love your blog but there are new video ads that run on your blog that force you to watch them first before a reader can read/view any of the page content. I realize bloggers make money off ads, but being forced to watch videos is unacceptable. Perhaps you are not aware of this so I’m just bringing it to your attention. Thanks.

    1. Really? I’ve never scene any video ads and I’ve been visiting Jamie’s blog for a long time. Perhaps you should run an anti-virus check and malware check on your computer Michelle.

      Does anyone else get video’s?

  4. What a great transformation. It looks fresh and airy! I am also a great believer in the power of paint!

    I am new to the blogging world and just love the community and all the ideas that are shared. Glad to have stopped by your blog!

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