Thursday, March 15, 2012

Transferring words with newspaper, bench redo

 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.
 The before, not so bad but dull, with lifeless wood and a very plain style it just wasn't welcoming enough for me, it is actually the first thing you see when you walk in our door.

 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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Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That piece looks so much better painted...and I love the saying on the top!!

Abby said...

That looks great! I did not know you could do that with newspaper! Thank you for the great tip!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow! Wonderful transformation! I like it better painted.
Thanks for sharing your tip on transferring with newspaper.
Love the saying you chose!! Enjoy your day!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That looks so cute! I like the saying on the lid.
Thanks for showing that tutorial... I've never known you could newspaper.

Barbara Jean said...

love it, and great storage too!

barbara jean

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your storage bench looks wonderful. I love the saying and how you did it.


Honey at 2805 said...

Your storage bench looks great! The quote is so true! Thank you for sharing your tutorial on the newspaper transfer at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Looks great! Good choice to paint it. Visiting from French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday

Jana said...

That is just too cute and I love how you left chalk paint on the inside for labeling. Now that is CLEVER!

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Hi, Shannon! Just found your blog and LOVED this bench!!! What a clever idea to put chalk paint inside for labeling! But what I loved the most was your transfer method!!! So simple!!! I a, going to use this FOR SURE!!!
I have a "sofa table" that I a painting tomorrow that could use a few words...
THANK YOU!!! I am now following you!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

I've been wanting to try the newspaper transfer method but didn't know how well it would work. Yours turned out GREAT. I love that bench...great storage piece.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Nice job! Looks great!!


Ann in the UP said...

I am awestruck! You are so smart and ambitious!!!

Laura said...

Looks like I can post now. Thank you! :)

I love this idea. It turned out really well and you must be so pleased with it.
I'm going to have to try and find something to do this with....


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Annalea said...

this turned out so great! and i love the idea of using newspaper to transfer the lettering - brilliant! visiting from the 'chic on a shoestring' link party.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cute! I have not tried the newspaper transfer yet...I can see I need to!
Have a great weekend!

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Shannon!!! I did it, I did it, I DID IT!!!! I painted my table inspired on your bench, yyyaaaayyy!!!
Check it on my post:

Also, how do I link it or share "parties" and other blogs? *if you don't mind me asking)

Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

Sherry said...

Smart, smart, smart! Love this technique for printing lettering. Must try! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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