Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Once a Cheetah always a Cheetah ~ a bench GONE WILD

You know what they say about a leopard never changing its spots? 

( photo from Mill Stores of New England )
The above photo is a " pretend" before image of a similar bench I bought at a local flea market for 20.00. 

 With the help of  the Royal Design Studio Small Wonders stencil collection I gave it a completely new identity! These stencils come small so you can easily fit them onto small surfaces allowing you to create amazing designs on furniture, signs, mailboxes, walls and more. 

I created a faux Zebra Seat with a bold purple border just for fun!

Go ahead, try it out!  

I thought we could use a little WILD today! 
Enjoy and Happy RE-PURPOSING! 

Gone wild lately? Try it! 
You'll just feel better! I promise!
Deborah Jean 

This post is linked to Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday and Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage! 

* This piece was painted in a neutral latex base coat then sanded lightly. All decorative paint is acrylic craft paint from Michaels Craft Store. It has been sealed with three coats of water based varnish for added protection and to bring out the painted design. 



Boho Farm and Home said...

You did a great job. That bench looks fantastic! xo Caroline

marcia said...

That's one of my favorite pieces that you have painted.

happy day!

Zuzana said...

I think you did very well, love that bench, it would fit perfectly into my eclectic and colourful home.;)

Anonymous said...

LOVE THAT - beautifully done. You could really go wild with that pattern….love you

Aunt Retts

CountryBelle said...

Wow, that is wild, but really great! Thanks for stopping by, Have a great week!

Leasa said...

I love the bench very WILD. I found you through The DIY Showoff at her furniture feature post. She also featured a desk I did that has Zebra shelves. Come check it out at funkymomcards.blogspot.com

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