gossip bench re-do

Saturday, 28 January 2012

 heres the before picture of the gossip bench before i painted it
 i got it for £8 at the recycling centre at the tip, i dont drive so i hauled this back on the bus lol.
 i rubbed it down then painted 3 layers of creamy white paint, its supposed to be normal matt emulsion but this paint has a really chalky look when its dry.

i decided to stencil this houndstooth patten onto some white fabric. i used my silhouette machine to cut the stencil on to some clear vinyl, then dabbed the paint on evenly with a paintbrush. then i covered the seat with it.

 sorry i couldnt get better pictures, they dont really show it off very well, because the light is not very good in this room.


  1. Looks so much better! I have an old phone table in my garage I want to redo. The white looks gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! x J

  2. Turned out so pretty. Love it.

  3. This is beautiful, that fabric print is awesome!! Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge too!! Karah

  4. Love it! I have a "telephone" table that I'm going to refinish and now you've given me some inspiration...

    Thanks for linking up to the challenge!


  5. Beautifully done! Thanks for the inspiration.


  6. So cute!! I just saw an old gossip bench in an antique store the other day - now you are making me regret not getting it!!

  7. I heard some gossip that your bench was fab - and it turned out to be true!! Thanks again for linking to our Impossibilities Party!

  8. This is so awesome. I just love those vintage benches. I'm following, so stop by and follow too if your not. Looking forward to seeing you around, Lori

  9. A perfect finish and a beautiful fabric! You must have a realy great recycling center!

  10. Seriously! Another AWESOME project! I'm impressed!

    Thanks for sharing it at Creatively Living!



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