Friday, June 17, 2016

Boho Bench Makeover

Not sure about you but I have several pieces of furniture that look like they're ready for the trash heap!  This bench was still pretty sturdy, but the wood was wrecked and more than once I've had to remove a splinter from my rear end!  A little sanding and some Americana Decor paints and it was ready for a new life as the centerpiece of my colorful, boho patio.  Always think twice about tossing old pieces of furniture.  It's amazing what a coat of paint and a stencil can do.  Have fun!  Make messes!  Oh, and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
I love it!
Grabbed these pillows on Amazon for a song!

See how easy it was to makeover here!
STUFF YOU'LL NEED
Bench in need of some love
Sander
Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Brass
Stencil brush and paint brush
Masking tape
Optional: Cosmetic sponges
HERE'S HOW:
 1. & 2. Sand and wipe down your bench to remove any splinters.  This also helps remove some of the dirt!
3. & 4.  Paint the entire bench in Americana Decor Satin Enamel in the color of your choice
5. & 6.  Stencil your design in the center and on the edges (or arms) of your bench with Americana Decor Metallics Antique Brass
7.  For smaller accent designs, tape around the center of the stencil
*Cosmetic sponges are terrific for painting stencils.  Get a bag at the 99c store
8. When dry, sand the hard edges of the bench
*This is a lovely way to outline the shape of the bench
9.  Since my bench is outside all year, I protected it with Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish
Have a seat!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! That is stunning. Those colors and that stencil! So so clever masking it off the using the smaller element to tie it all together. Beautiful Boho Chic! This is why you are my DIY hero ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. So glad you like it Jani! Have an awesome weekend.

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  2. Ok. Love this. But I was left wondering. Wondering how you got those awesome pillows from Amazon for a song. Meaning same price as a song?, or you sang them a song for um? Haha. Either way good move cause they are a perfect match.

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  3. Amazing transformation - especially the use of purple!

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