OK everyone--here we go again! :) Remember waaaaay back last winter when I asked for your input regarding this kids' room bench that I was hoping to re-do? Well, I finally got around to starting this project over the past few days. I decided to go with a blue outside and a cream inside, after looking over your input both on the blog and Facebook and sort of combining the ideas. This was my base coat--plain ol' cream:
But I had in mind that I wanted to distress it (a la this post/instructions) and then cover it with a coat of poly to seal everything. So today I took the sander to it. And now I'm not so sure. I was going for the rustic/weathered look to go with their cowboy themed room (not to mention the fact that they will beat on it so it might as well look beat up to start with, right?). But the kids informed me, "Mommy, you're ruining it!" (Sam) and "I don't like it looking like that!" (Julia)
And I'm wondering if it looks less weathered and more like just a bad paint job?
I can always repaint it with another coat of blue to "fix" it, but I wanted to see what you all thought. Keep in mind that it's going to have a cushion on top and the bottom will be used for large toy storage so not a whole lot of the inside will be showing. Mostly what will be seen is the blue edges. I'm going to get hubby's input too, but I'm just curious to see what you all think!
Updated to add: I decided to take a couple pictures of my 2 cushion options to add to this post; that will help give a better idea of how it will look with a cushion on it, and also I am curious about which you think is the better fabric for the seat cushion? Whichever one isn't used for the cushion will be used for coordinating pillows to lean against the wall.
Fabric choice #1:Fabric choice #2: