HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!
I've been off on vacation for the last couple of weeks & now it's time to get back to work.
If you follow my blog you know I have these benches:
I have painted six of these in the last year. Five of them have all been French. You can see one here & here. This is the only one I painted Americana:
I start out with two coats of Annie Sloan's Old White:
Now I have a blank canvas. Then I decide on the graphic & fabric. The flag was easy to paint in. I started with the blue square. First, I cut star shapes out of contact paper, then I stuck them in place. I used craft paint for the red & blue. Painted in the square right over the stars, then painted in the red stripes. Once it was dry, I peeled the stars & there you have it! An Americana Bench! I distressed, clear & dark waxed it, & buffed to perfection. The fabric I choose was a navy blue & white Ticking material.
Here it is in my booth:
I have since moved it to Sassy Fabrics (V Trading) in Grand Blanc, Mi.
|Sold to Kid Rock|
I have one of these beautiful benches left. How would you paint it? I would love to hear your ideas. I wish everyone a Happy & safe holiday. Thanks for visiting. Dee