The Little Bench That Could
I love lots of different paints, but this was my first go at chalk style paint and it was awesome! I love FAT Paint.
ESPECIALLY if you are super impatient like me!
I love a vintage, re-loved look and this paint, with no sanding or priming required and it’s super awesome colors, quick dry time and versatility is a god send!
My first project was this little bench
It was a REALLY blah old stool I recently bought used
80’s fabric, and it is cherry wood
(yes, I know, I need to take better pictures – who knew I’d need better pictures?)
I unscrewed the top from the base and wiped it clean and painted the base with 2 coats
Then, I taught myself to use an electric stapler – that was fun!
This is a similar type of electric stapler I use.(affiliate link) I love using an electric stapler and will never go back to a manual one, or a compressor (I’m too impatient to lug it all out..seriously)
I stapled the only fabric I could find in my house that was useable – drop cloth – to the top.
Why YES that IS my ironing board I’m using as a workbench, please don’t judge me! Professional at work here people…It came out kinda cute
That was all I was going to do with it….
But then I starting thinking…and that sometimes can be scary
I thought it was ok, but, not, you know not “wow”
So I got out some FROG TAPE
(May I just say, that there is no better tape than FROG TAPE, use it and no other, seriously, just take my word for it, I have tried others and there is no comparison) and no, of course they are not paying me to say that!
FROG TAPE ROCKS. It just does!
My idea involved a Union Jack
I found a post on “how to draw a Union Jack”
(I can’t remember where but there are several)
I eyeballed the lines…wanted it to be rough and “not perfect”
I don’t do perfect. I do real.
I wish I had better pictures, but I used an exacto knife and scissors and carefully cut the pieces out that were to be painted.
his was a little trickier than I thought..but not crazy hard
I painted straight on the fabric
YES, I painted on the fabric
FAT chalk style paints kinda rock.
And here is my little Union Jack bench
a little over 2 hours
start to finish
I love chalk paint – these days I use only FAT Paint.
Thanks for popping in!
Linking up to my first linky party at Finding Silver Pennies…please check out her blog, it is so beautiful and full of creative ideas,
thanks for the invite Danielle