Cait from Little City Farmhouse used the color, Liquorice to beautify this classic farmhouse bench. Keep reading to learn all about the transformation!


A friend of mine built a new farmhouse inspired home recently and asked me to refinish a bench for her. It was a solid maple bench and she gave me free reign to paint it however I wanted. I knew it needed a classic farmhouse feel with a little wow factor.

Classic Farmhouse Bench - Shabby chic black painted bench - DIY furniture makeover with Country Chic Paint

The bench had a rather slick finish to it and I wasn’t looking forward to sanding all the spindles. If you’ve ever refinished a piece with spindles you know what I mean! Instead of sanding I used a product I know I can rely on time and time again for great adhesion – Country Chic’s Primer. This primer creates a bond between a slick finish and your paint, ensuring great adhesion. It’s also clear, which means you can distress your piece without seeing white or grey primer! I sprayed a coat of primer on the bench and let it dry as per the instructions on the jar.

Classic Farmhouse Bench - Shabby chic black painted bench - DIY furniture makeover with Country Chic Paint

Next up – paint! I used Liquorice, a beautiful true black.

Classic Farmhouse Bench - Shabby chic black painted bench - DIY furniture makeover with Country Chic Paint

I sprayed on two coats. When it was dry I distressed it lightly to show it’s beautiful shape and to give it some worn character and charm.

Classic Farmhouse Bench - Shabby chic black painted bench - DIY furniture makeover with Country Chic Paint

I sealed the bench with three coats of satin poly. I love the way it turned out! Classic farmhouse bench for a new home!

Classic Farmhouse Bench - Shabby chic black painted bench - DIY furniture makeover with Country Chic Paint

If you want to use Country Chic Paint’s Primer and Liquorice on your next project, use code FARM10 for 10% at www.countrychicpaint.com off your entire purchase!

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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.

Make sure to follow Cait’s blog Little City Farmhouse. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram!



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