Create a couch from wooden panels... (I think this would be an awesome idea for outdoor parties. Although, I'd put a bedshirt type cover or paint the frame.) This look is best suited for a building converted into a loft type home. (I've always wanted to live in 1 of those... The movies always made them look homie)
To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP Easy Surface Prep', available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter.
See How Chip and Joanna Gaines Deck Out Their Farmhouse For the Holidays
You wouldn't know by looking at it, but the kitchen island is actually a salvaged church altar from the late 1800s. Joanna topped it with stainless steel — the perfect surface material for baking gingerbread cookies with the kids. The cool Christmas tree sign? That was a $50 antique store score!
The Farmhouse - Chip & Joanna Gaines' Personal Fixer Upper