This is the last of the follow up to the Would You Paint These post from January.
I had repainted the dresser and armoire and was down to this bench.
First I gave it a coat of chalk paint in black, then coated with the same color I used on the armoire drawers, (I am sorry I cannot tell you that color because it was a return, wrong mix that I picked up for a couple dollars).
Next a little roughing up. I need to do more but couldn't find the palm sander, I tried to use the belt sander and let's just say it was time to stop until I could do it right.
I found a saying I liked and printed it out on Word, I used 350 size font, you will notice your fonts don't go to that size in the dropdown menu so just highlight and hand enter it. Cutting around the entire word I placed them out to visualize the end result.
Now for the transfer, place newspaper under and trace with a pencil around the outside of the letters or image. Press firmly but you don't need to cramp your hand.
You will be left with an image, you may go over it to make it easier to see if you like, I did.
Back to the black chalk paint, filling in the words, and adding an image of a print I like.
And there it is, I like it, my husband did not comment. Good man! (he likes wood-unpainted)
I also left a coat of chalk paint on the inside of the cover, to label what is stored inside.
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