Give your Varanda a New Look by simply adding a Bench

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Entrance bench, Whites and Light Colours | 0 comments

The Bench

Are you excited to update your veranda? Need more storage and dreaming of having a bench under that large window?

The time has come to add something useful as well as aestheticly pleasing.

By using MDF, my husband worked to create this magnificent bench. I restored it by simply chosing the colour, Cotton Ball by Colorantic.


Entry Bench

Once your project is finished, it is time to personalize your entry way.

About 20 years ago, a friend gave us a 3″ long maple board.

At the time, we had no where to use it so we carefully saved it for a later project.

We finally decided to use it to make our magnificent bench.

To conserve its originality, we decided to use one bench leg and we opted to use the colour Night.

The bench is very strong, because the other end is well secured to the wall.


Decorative Shelves

The shelves and brackets were made from a beam recovered during the demolition of our very old barn.

I painted the bench with Cotton Ball, a pure white colour by Colorantic.

Step 1 – Preparing Furniture

  • Apply a coat of primer to all surfaces using the velvet foam roller and the #6 oval brush.
  • Sand lightly using the sanding block, use the light grain side and wipe off the dust.

It’s time to apply the paint.

Step 2 – Paint

  • Using the velvet foam roller and the #6 oval brush, apply the colour  Cotton Ball, to all surfaces.
  • For the second coat, a few drops at a time, add water to the paint to make it easier to apply.
  • Apply two coats of the colour Night, on the foot of the bench using a foam roller.

Step 3 – The Protector

  • When the paint has dried well, it is time to apply the varnish using the foam roller and the small Snow White brush.
  • For a better protection, apply a second coat of varnish.
  • On the shelves and brackets, apply a single coat of varnish.


The colorful cushions enhance this bench with neutral tones.
Having the view of majestic mountains and while letting in the scent of nature, it is the ideal place to admire this grandiose landscape.
When we open the front door, it is now pleasing to find this beautiful bright space.

Photo de Diane Lavoie une enthousiaste de Colorantic

Diane Lavoie

Diane Lavoie is a great Colorantic paint enthusiast. At first a faithful consumer of our chalk paint from wire to brush, we started collaborating with her. Very talented, with a completely natural sense of style and her projects are always sumptuous! Diane is very creative and she understands how to get a lot with little. His blog posts are always interesting. Here is a selection of articles written by Diane Lavoie. - Recycle a window using Colorantic paint - Transforming old cabinets Diane Lavoie is particularly active in giving you advice in the French-speaking Facebook group '' TRUCS/Déco en tout genre ''. She shows you her latest projects, new products, her inspirations of the moment, her interventions are always relevant! Diane does not only like decorating and painting. She is a woman of heart who loves to celebrate her family, her husband but also her faithful feline friend Cinnamon, who loves to embellish the decorations too. Word from Diana; Our dream is to restore an old house. We acquired a house built in 1906 and in 1992 this adventure began. I like the decor and I like the originality. Seven years ago I discovered a passion for the upgrading of furniture and various recovered objects. Now that the house has been completely restored, I have great pleasure in personalizing it exclusively and at a low price.


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