There is a little girl at my school who is physically challenged. She was given this little wooden bench so that she can stretch out her legs and use it as a desk to do her work. The bench was brown and her teacher last year tried to help make it more colorful by letting the little girl draw on it with markers. She drew little stick figures with sad faces. Talk about pulling my heartstrings! I decided that this bench needed a facelift before this school year started.
First, I painted the entire bench white.
I really wish I had thought to take a real before photo. It was so sad looking!
Next, I stenciled some polka dots and stamped some circles on it to add interest.
Finally, I added some bold flowers on the top and sides and gave it a clear coat of poly.