the laundry co bench.

I picked up this homemade bench a couple of weeks ago at a garage sale.

I figured it would be a quick and easy makeover, and it was.  I painted it with Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth and then added a couple of stencils.

The stencil on the top is from Maison de Stencils …

and the one on the bottom is one of the Jami Ray Vintage mini stencils I bought a while back.

I had visions of a cute outdoor photo shoot to get pics of it, but it was super windy on the only day I had available for it.

I thought I’d be able to wait for a calm moment and snap a quick photo with some linens hanging on the line.

Yeah, that didn’t quite work out.

I even thought I’d just leave everything in place and wait until later in the day when the wind died down.  But that didn’t happen either.  If anything, the winds just continued to worsen over the course of the day.

So I eventually gave up and decided to just work with the photos I had.

I think they do a decent job of showing the transformation of this little bench using some paint and some stencils though.

What do you think?

This bench is for sale locally, be sure to check out my ‘available for local sale’ page for more details.

As always, thank you to Dixie Belle for providing the paint used for this project.

14 thoughts on “the laundry co bench.

  1. The pics are perfect. I know it’s hard when you have something in your head and when it’s done you say”Well that looked a lot better in my mind!”


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