Cait from Little City Farmhouse brought this stunning heirloom settee back to life with a bit of help from Vanilla Frosting All-in-One Decor Paint! Read on to find out what she thought of the project.

Hello! I’m Cait from Little City Farmhouse. I am popping in today to share with you a beautiful heirloom settee that I recently refinished for a friend!

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Because this settee was an heirloom piece, I wanted to refinish it in a way that kept the antique feel, while at the same time giving it an updated look. With furniture of this age that has been previously stained, the dreaded bleed-through can definitely be an issue! This piece had a decent top coat on it, so I didn’t think the bleed-through would be terrible. To avoid the problem, however, I used the All-in-One paint as it is self-priming. And it did the job beautifully!

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I gave the bench two coats of Vanilla Frosting.

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I then gave the entire piece a good sanding, distressing it as I went. This paint sands beautifully. Using a very fine grit sandpaper, you can sand the piece to a flawless and incredibly smooth finish!

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Another great quality of this paint is that it doesn’t require a top coat and is extremely durable.

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The settee is now fresh and updated, but still gives a nod to it’s history. It’s stunning what a little paint can do!


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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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