Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bench Makeover



  I purchased this bench from a seller on Craigslist a few months ago.  It's a good size and I thought it would look nice on my porch.  Although the color wasn't bad as is, I decided to paint over it using leftover paint I had on hand.


  After giving the bench a fresh coat of paint, I felt like it looked a little plain.  I added a stencil pattern to the top of bench using template from Emily at Jones Design Company.


My pattern didn't turn out as well as I hoped blamed in part to my crappy paint brush and unsteady hands...


but, overall I am pleased with the new look!


Thank-you so much Emily for sharing your template!

  *A huge thanks to Kim at Today's Creative Blog for featuring my bench on her Facebook page and Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating for featuring my bench on her blog!  You guys are awesome!!!!

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48 comments:

  1. I think your transformations are amazing...this is beautiful! ;D

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  2. Brandi: I LOVE what you did to the bench! Nobody would know about the unsteady hand.You make me wanna try to use a stencil--which I happen to buy last night :) Great job!

    Thomasina

    PS. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kind words. :)

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  3. I think it looks perfect! Very cute, I love the color.

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  4. Oooh, I like it! It looks fine just the way it is...the imperfections make it unique so you know exactly who it belongs too:) I love it!

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  5. Brandy girl.. you are awesome!!! I love the bench!!

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  6. Brandi, it looks great. If you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't have felt the need to enlarge the pic. I STILL think it looks great. You're being too hard on yourself. I do the same thing though. lol

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  7. Brandi I love it! Its so cute. Love the color. You are so talented.

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  8. Your bench looks great in the photos! If there are small imperfections in the stencilling, they certainly aren't noticeable from here.

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  9. I really, really like it!!! Nice work! And I'm glad I can comment! WOOT!

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  10. I think it looks beautiful. I love the design!

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  11. I think it looks perfect! Great job!

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  12. It looks fantastic, Brandi!! I'm yet to master a stencil so kudos to you!!
    Thanks for checking out my blog today, too!!

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  13. Brandi,

    You always put together such amazing things. I wanted this exact pattern in the space above my fireplace. Love what you've done.

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  14. This is so cute....love it have a good weekend Brandi

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  15. That is so cute!
    Have a great weekend.

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  16. Great job, I like the pattern.

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  17. Great transformation! I love that stencil, I need to find a place to use it, I thought on a wall, but now you have me thinking... :)

    Have a fun weekend!

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  18. Brandi, your bench looks great. I will have to give this a try. Very nice staging too!

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  19. Your bench looks great especially the stenciling. Your small imperfections make it an original!

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  20. GORGEOUS!! I really love this Brandi!
    Tana

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  21. Looks like you did a fabulous job to me!! Totally love it! Found you via Addicted 2 Decorating and I'm a new follower!

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  22. That turned out really cute Brandi, I love the pattern.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo

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  23. Brandi the bench looks fabulous, what imperfections? I love the stencil, you did a great job.

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  24. Cadê a imperfeições? Está fantástico seu banco, Brandi! Fez um ótimo trabalho, penso que usar estencil é sempre bem complicado, mas vejo que você domina a técnica... e sabe usar as cores... em todos seus trabalhos vejo que harmoniza bem as cores... minha Amiga, como aprecio suas transformações! Tenha um ótimo fim de semana, beijinhos do Brasil.

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  25. It looks great! Well Done!
    Now off to explore your blog!

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  26. Hey Brandi! Your bench looks sooo pretty!! I love it and I don't notice any imperfections! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I think you did a great job Brandi!

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  28. What?? I think it looks great! The stencil was a great idea. It really makes the bench pop!

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  29. It's beautiful!! I don't know what you're talking about- I think your stenciling looks great!! What pretty bench.
    www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

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  30. It looks awesome Brandi!! Kudos on the stenciling - that must have taken forever! It looks great!

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  31. Love, love, love the bench! The color contrast is perfect. I really like the blue, what color is that exactly?

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  32. I love the bench! I think the makeover looks great!! What a great find! Thanks for stopping by my site! You have a new follower! :)

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  33. I think you did a fabulous job! Love the color and Emily's stencil.

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  34. This really is gorgeous!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  35. I LOVE the arabesque stencil-- you've got me looking all over my house to see what I could stencil! Great job-- you will so enjoy this piece now. :)
    Visiting from SSS~
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  36. This is so pretty! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  37. that is fabulous! i haven't stenciled anything yet, but this is the pattern i love. great inspiration for me.

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  38. Wow! That looks great! I love all of your projects - the wreath you just made is so pretty :)

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

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  39. Love this!! Beautiful stencil- I may have to try that. I'm your newest follower! Follow me back...

    "Keeping Up With the Joneses"
    www.zachandashleyjones.blogspot.com

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  40. I love this! And the fact that you made your own stencil is awesome! They are so expensive, but yours turned out just as amazing!
    Found you on TC Blogs!
    -Maureen
    http://www.releasemecreations.com

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  41. Too cute!! I think it's perfect!

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