Monday, March 19, 2012

Upcycled Estate Sale Bench

Well it seems the warmer weather is finally here to stay (I hope, I hope!).  We spent a lovely weekend outdoors, doing some much-needed Spring cleaning around the yard.  It was also the perfect weekend to get some spray painting in.  Remember this little bench I found at an estate sale earlier this month?  I finally got around to sprucing it up:
After cleaning off all of the dust and cobwebs, I gave it a few coats of flat white spray paint.
Once that was dry, I printed out this great image from The Graphics Fairy.  I've seen people using it for everything from a Lazy Susan to a coffee table so I knew it would fit perfectly on my my bench.
I used graphite paper to stencil it onto the seat of the bench.  It's my second time using graphite paper and I'm finally getting the hang of it.  My advice: use a pen when tracing and try not to lean on the paper when tracing.  I had a few smudges that I tried to cover up with some acrylic paint.
I found the perfect spot for her in the corner of my tea room.

Linking to The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday and Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday.

Jeanine