Farmhouse Style Upcycled Bench & Accessories

April 24, 2022
Photo of a bright yellow wooden farmhouse bench from the thrift shop.
I found this little bright yellow wooden bench at our local thrift shop.

It is faux distressed, and also has some real distressing as well.

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Photo of a wooden farmhouse bench being painted in Colonel Mustard Dixie Belle Paint.
I decided to keep the stool a bright color, and brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle's Chalk Paint in Colonel Mustard.  This color is perfect for summer!

Photo of Old Sign Stencils' Farmhouse Quilt Stencil.
Next, I pulled out a new stencil from Old Sign Stencils, Farmhouse Quilt.

Besides Farmhouse Quilt, Old Sign Stencils has several other new pattern stencils including Retro Star, Barn Quilt Star, Pallet Stamps, Stitches, and Cable Knit.  Be sure and check out all of the new stencils!  These pattern stencils can be used on decor pieces and furniture.

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own. 

Photo of the Farmhouse Quilt stencil taped to the top of a bench on the diagonal.
I then taped the Farmhouse Quilt stencil on the top of my bench on the diagonal. I used a ruler to center the stencil.

Photo of stenciled stars on a bench top.
Here are my stars stenciled in Fusion Mineral Paint's Raw Silk.  I moved the stencil to the right and to the left to finish out the star pattern.

Photo of a Farmhouse Quilt stencil being added to a bench top.
I then repositioned the stencil to add the four squares with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint In Gravel Road.  Gravel Road is a warm dark gray.

I again moved the stencil right and left to finish out the squares.

Photo of a painted and stenciled bench after distressing.
I used a sanding block with 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges mostly, but also distressed the top and sides a bit.

Photo of the Farmhouse Quilt stencil on a bench top.

Photo of a thrifted galvanized bucket being painted in Raw Silk.
I found this small sized, galvanized bucket at Goodwill over the Easter holidays.  It had already been painted white, but I repainted it with more Fusion in Raw Silk.

Phot of Farm Style decor transfers.
This Home & Farm set of small decor transfers from Redesign with Prima was purchased online with Maikas Daughters.

Photo of a cow decor transfer being added to a bucket front.
I chose this cow transfer to add to the white pail.

I taped it on at the top with blue painters tape, and then removed the backing while it was still taped at the top. I have found that decor transfers on metal stick down with very little effort, so it's impossible to re-center them. There is no second chance.

Photo of Old Sign Stencils Farm Quilt stencil on a bench top.

Photo of a painted and stenciled farmhouse bench, with upcycled bucket & jar.
I think the bench and cow bucket will be part of my covered patio decor this summer!

Photo of a painted and stenciled farmhouse bench, with upcycled bucket & jar.
I added another of the cow transfers to a chalk painted jar.

Photo of a painted and stenciled farmhouse bench, with upcycled bucket & jar.
I wasn't able to stage my summer patio decor with live plants yet. We still have some snow on the ground!

Photo of a painted and stenciled farmhouse bench, with upcycled bucket & jar.
Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable! And I nearly had the same bench as you in the same color! Love how you kept it yellow, because that sunflower theme is gorgeous!

  2. Cute, Carlene, I especially like the bucket. I need to get some of those transfers 'cause I love cows art!

    1. Thanks so much Naomi! The cow transfers are not that expensive!


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