Here's another quick and easy transformation.
In anticipation of my downstairs remodel, I have been re-doing a few pieces.
I think my decorating style is ecclectic. I like a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I just can't choose one style! I like mixing rather than matching and I hope I can achieve a look that is coordinated and not all over the place...LOL!
The remodel is still a long way off, but I reckon I might as well get an early start.
I've had this little fleamarket found bench for a while and finally got some inspiration for its new look! This little bench has so much character with all its dings, nicks and surface scratches!
I decided to adorn it with farmhouse scene silhouette images. I went to Knick of Time and The Graphics Fairy for my images. Thank you Angie and Karin for helping us on our journey of creating special memories!
For the transformation I used Evolve paint. It is a new line of paint available from Builder's Warehouse and it is 100% lead free. There are some gorgeous colors in this range from neon greens to bright oranges, soft pastels and grounded neutrals.
I gave my bench a layer of 'Stone Washed Jeans' and when it was dry I slapped on a layer of 'Old Boot'. While this layer was still wet, I dragged an old credit card through the wet paint making sure the paint was settling into all the nooks and crannies!
I also distressed it with the credit card to create that chippy paint effect!
I used the graphite transfer method to transfer the images and then I filled them in with acrylic paint. The rooster and birds are from Knick of Time and the little girl playing with a sweet lamb is from the Graphics Fairy!
I distressed through the images here and there, and applied some clear and dark wax all over!
I love the transformation!
On a nother note, I'm excited to share a recent purchase with you....2 larder cupboards in true shabby chic farmhouse style. I will use one of the cupboards in my new kitchen and the other in my new utility room which is going to be built onto the existing kitchen.
I bought these beauties through the folks at 'Moving On'. They help people sell their unwanted stuff! I paid about $300 for both! Can't wait to have them delivered!
Don't you just love them???
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