April 23, 2012

A Bench With Transferred Graphics


I found the perfect bench to transform and added graphics 


I knew this would be a fun transformation and I wanted to do something special with the front panels


After a coat of primer and two coats of Heirloom white paint

I printed a couple graphics from Graphics Fairy and transferred them to the front panels


I used a blender pen for the Transfer.....Graphics Fairy has done a post on every transfer method available including the blender pen so, bookmark THIS Graphics Fairy page...Thank you Karen!


I'm going to sell the bench at the Fancy Flea and it will be the perfect place to display these pillows

I made these two out of vintage barkcloth......I hate to use the good stuff, but geeze I've had the fabric for years....Time to let go!


I found three vintage napkins, not much to do with three, except make a pillow out of two



I priced the bench at $75.00 and the pillows at $25-30-20 (In order of the way they are pictured)

The Fancy Flea is Saturday (My previous post has all of the info) So, I have one more post this week to show you the "Small items" I'm brining to the Flea

There will be over 150 vendors and my friend Janice and I are sharing 2 10X10 spaces.  I am bringing the "Shabby" and Janice is bringing all of the "Rusty" including vintage buckets, boxes, garden and kitchen tools, I'm thinking we will be a good combo.

I, "Miss compulsive" have everything done....OCD!  Thursday I will pull stuff out of piles and make sure everything is priced and await Janice and her trailer (Love a friend with a trailer!) arrival on Friday

Happy Creating!

Carol
I am joining "Share your cup Thursday"

51 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Carol, this is beautiful!!! Fantastic job!

LuLu~*xoxo

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I am sooo excited for you ! Hope you come back with an empty trailer.
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Jamie said...

Your bench is just beautiful! I love the white paint and the graphics so much! I really like the pillows too. I would have a hard time selling that bench. ~ Jamie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very exciting, Carol! I can't wait to hear all about it. Love the bench and the graphics. I can't find that stupid blender pen! I looked in Michael's twice and they suggested an artist's store. So we'll see.

Debbie said...

I knew you were getting close to FF Day! You are going to have so much fun and have a great success. I just know it. I wish so badly that I lived closer. I love your bench, and I'm nuts about the pillow made from the vintage napkins. You have opened a whole new idea for me.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the booths together what a great combo and yes you got to love a girl with a trailer...lol
This is a beauty of a bench and those pillows would so work in my home.

Createology said...

Another amazing transformation my dear. You and Janice will ROCK the FF. Relax and Breathe which will allow you to enjoy this adventure. Blissful...

Terra said...

The bench turned out beautifully, and the pillows are also winners. Your prices are very reasonable and I am sure someone will grab them.

Debbiedoo's said...

You sure have the goods Carol for the fancy flea! Love the bench, and yes the perfect find, and the graphics are awesome. Have fun and good luck just in case I did not tell you that before.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm in love with your pillows and you are right, the bench is the perfect place to display them. Good luck at the show!!!

C'est moi Claudette said...

You are AMAZING... I know all your pretties will sell. I'll be surprised if you come back with anything.
Have fun
xoxoxo

NanaDiana said...

Someone will snap that bench right up at that price! It looks phenomenal. Your pillows are just gorgeous, too. xo Diana

Connie said...

Squeeeeeallll!! That is darling, sweetpea! I wish I lived near you but I'm sure th' Hubs doesn't because I'd be buying everything I could from you. I love LOVE anything you do.
xoxo,
Connie

lynn said...

now, you can relax and enjoy the flea! such a transformation --the bench is darling with the adorable pillows!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I love the bench, the pillows out of the bark cloth are great. I am always on the hunt for bark cloth at tag sales. It is hard to let go of I know. Well I hope you all the luck with Fancy Flea and as always you remain my inspiration.
Hugs,
Cindy

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

That is adorable! Great Job!

Gina said...

Oh you are just killing me, Carol! I love it and I want it!!!

Graceful Rose said...

Good Luck and have fun Carol! I know you will do great. The bench looks great. One more thing for me to try one of these days.

Rona Gregory said...

Oh Carole, I so wished we lived closer..i would buy this from you in a heartbeat at twice the price! I would be perfect in my kitchen!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your bench is fabulous. I must try the splendid blender method. I have yet to try it. Good luck this weekend and have fun.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I think your prices are great--I love the bench with the graphics! Bet it sells quick!

sissie said...

I can't believe how cute that bench turned out. I love the transfers too. The problem is that I cannot sell furniture with images on them. I try and try and they just won't budge. So I end up repainting them and they sell....whatever!

Love the pillows too. I have a hard time cutting into pretty fabrics too but once you do, it gets easier!

hugs
Sissie

Lisa Russell said...

That bench is so pretty!! Wish I had time to go to the Fancy Flea. Good luck and take lots of pictures!

Marilyn said...

Hope you both go home with an empty trailer!! I wish I lived close by--so will just send my wishes for a good sale to you both.♥♫

Mary Ellen said...

The bench tuned out so adorable Carol! I have a lot of barkcloth and need to make some things with it. I love looking at that pretty fabric though!

I painted a cute potting bench and want to put a decal somewhat like you did for your bench. Haven't done anything like that before.

Have a great time this weekend!

bee blessed
mary

Bliss said...

That turned out great. I have not used the blender pen method, but I want to try every method so I know what one I like the best.

~Bliss~

romance-of-roses said...

Simply awesome job on the bench. Too bad you are so far, would love to come to this Fancy Flea. Hugs...Lu

Donna said...

Love the bench with the graphics! The pillows are gorgeous as well.
The Fancy Flea sounds like so much fun!
Hugs,
Donna

Rhissanna said...

Good luck! Takes lots of pictures!

Kasia said...

That bench is just amazing! Dang, ALL your stuff is amazing!!! You creative cookie you! Im just crying over the distance... still -.- LOL your creations are going to make some people over the moon happy!

Hugs,

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Linda said...

I would buy that bench in a heart beat! As usual, everything you seem to touch becomes beautiful. You'll do great at the show. Blessings, L

Katie said...

Love the barkcloth ~ I don't know if I could part with it ;-) You must never ever sleep, crazy girl... How do you get so much done in a day?! I totally must be doing something wrong...XoXo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is so gorgeous Carol and will no doubt sell right away. Love the embellishments on the front. Those pillows look so good on the bench. I think someone might just have to buy everything as a package deal! Good luck this weekend and have fun. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Connie said...

Hi Carol,
I just found your blog and I love it. Wished I had found it while I was in Florida for the winter. We stay in Winter Haven and I love going to Orlando. I was looking forward to going to the Fancy Flea Market this year but had to come home early due to an illness in the family. Can't wait to see your booth next year and hope to see you at the Flea Market too.
Everything you do is fantastic and I love your home.
Hugs,
Connie

Louisette said...

Hi Carol, very pretty job,love colors, greeting from Belgium

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love the pillows! Great bench restyle! Best of luck at the market!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Pillow love! They are beautiful! I can't wait to see your booth!

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

From a sow's ear...to a silk purse! I remember those Early American furniture pieces from so long ago..and, how wonderfully you have transformed the bench and brought it into the 21st Century!
Lovely, my friend,
Carolynn..."Chenille Cottage"

Anonymous said...

Carol,

I love the black and white! You have the best ideas :)

Sue

Anonymous said...

Know you are excited about your upcoming weekend. Hope you sell a bunch. What a job you did with the bench. Love it. I also checked out the list on "Graphics Fairy" Thanks for directing us to that as I have a desire to try one of those directions.
Have fun!
Marilu

Nancy said...

Oh I just can't wait to see all your goodies up close & personal again!! Good idea on the Barkcloth, I just keep staring at mine and thinking Carpet Bags...after the Show!

Huggs, Nancy
(nice thing we are next to each other, makes it easier for me to shop!)(Oh, have you ever tried the Annie Sloan Paint? L o v e!)

Olivia said...

I just love your style! The bench...magical what white can do and those pillows... ohhh la la! Love it!
Hugs,
Olivia

Jann Olson said...

How cute Carol. The graphics fit perfectly. What a difference a bit of paint and art makes! I really need to try the blender pen. Yes, I am saving this as a fav. Sure wish I was close enough to come to the flea. The mix of yours and your friends sounds like everything a gal could want! I would love if you would share this with my Share Your Cup Thursday.
Hugs,
Jann

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Oh your bench is wonderful. I love it with the pillows you created too. Great graphic designs to accent. Best wishes for a great sale.
You are going to sell everything!!
Have fun!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cute, cute bench!! I've yet to master the art of transfering graphics ... still trying and I won't give up. Thanks for the link to the transfer tutorial at Graphics Fairy!

kristiB said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the bench and the pillows, good luck and have fun at the Flea market. Can't wait to hear about it and see the pictures!!!

laurie said...

oh wow, this is amazing, I haveone of those, in storage,

Larain said...

Carol I bet even with all the things you have made you will sell out. I will have my fingers crossed or you and wish I was there. Good luck and happy selling, from your fan down under.

Larain

Tee said...

Wow Carol, you worked the heck out that 1 pen girl. Awesome job!!
And OMG, love that barclay fabric. Too funny that you talked about your not wanting to use it. Why do we think that way?