More master bedroom makeover madness...
Still working with my Ikea nesting tables, I moved from the writing desk makeover to the two smaller benches. I was growing tired of painting everything white, so I took a different approach with the larger of the two benches. I chose the French postcard graphic from the Graphics Fairy website and enlarged it to an 11x17 size. Then I traced the image onto the bench top, separating the postmark from the address. I just used a sharp pen to trace through the paper and then a black Sharpie to darken the images.
Then for the little bench, I painted the top the same creamy white as all the other furniture and hand painted a fleur de lis on it with the words printed out in script underneath.
|I added a box around it to frame the painting and then wiped a damp paper towel over the top of the finished drawing that wasn't dry yet. To finish it off, I sanded the edges of the bench to antique-fy it.|
Then all I had left to do was paint the last two pieces of furniture in the room. They got the white paint treatment to match all the other pieces. (The after photos are shown first.)
I decided the tables needed a little extra dressing up, so I added a fleur-de-lis pattern.
Yay, first major project of 2012 is DONE (even though I did start it right after Christmas...) To see the full master bedroom makeover click HERE.
May all your projects be huge successes!