My wife and I are now moving to an apartment where I will have no space for a work bench, I was going to throw it out, but I decided that I would do a little bit of experimenting with it first.
I have always been into reclaimed materials being used as interior decor, and saving old pieces and giving them a new lease on life, but this was my first attempt at "Reduce, Reuse, and Redesign"
Step 1: STEP ONE
Pick out the old table, workbench, or what have you that you want to bring back to life. Take it apart (if applicable) and clean it. As you can see mine was pretty filthy, so your cleaning time, may not take as long as mine.
Step 2: STEP TWO
Pick your color for the legs and paint away!
My apologies, I forgot to take pictures of this step.
I used Rustoleum white simi-gloss for this. It was a good price, and covers really well. 4 cans gave me several good coats on the island base, and the stools.