I dry brushed only the top with the ASCP which dries very quickly. I stenciled the larger bench with a home made stencil some time ago. That bench has been about five or six different colors.
I wanted the grays and whites to show through, so this is the way I left it. I gathered my supplies together (below). Crown graphic from the Graphics Fairy.
First I painted Mod Podge on the center of the bench, then on the transfer. I then placed the graphic on the bench where I wanted it to be. I must have gotten too much Mod Podge because the paper wouldn't pull off very well, and my attempts seemed to make it worse, but since this is a shabby bench, I decided to just go with it. At least the graphic is visible, though not as much as I wanted. (better luck next time)
I stacked the bench back on the larger one, and started playing around with the items for the vignette.
This is how it looks (for today). I'm thinking I might go ahead and paint the entire stool blue.
Here is the stool/bench I bought for $12.00 at the antique mall. I think the three of them blend well together and I love having them in the sun room. Love the shabby chic look of them. Do you have any stools or benches that you use in your decor?
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