I’ve been meaning to share this fun, “how to stencil furniture using a shower curtain” post for a while now. I worked on this project last summer/fall and I’m just now getting around to writing about it. The green grass in the pictures is making me daydream of warmer days, but alas, I woke up to snow.
I started with this adorable green bench. Yes, that is a wallpaper border on the top.
I really wasn’t sure how to take the wallpaper off, but since it had been baking in the sun for years, the glue had already begun to disintegrate. I simply took the hose to it and the water helped it to peel right off.
I was looking for some sort of tablecloth or curtain to make my pattern with, but stumbled upon this awesome shower curtain at my local thrift store.
I simply draped the shower curtain over the top of the bench and lined up the pattern along the top edge to ensure it was on straight.
Next, I sprayed an even layer of white spray paint over the top and let it dry for about 10 minutes before removing the shower curtain.
I added a little white paint along the sides and legs as well just soften up the dark green.
I gave the bench a distressed look by running my hand sander over the sides and legs.
I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I love the unique look the shower curtain gave the bench, and it took a fraction of the time using an actual stencil would have.
I kept the shower curtain so I can use it again on another project.
I did this bench makeover in exchange for tuition cost at my kiddos school, so I sadly had to say goodbye to this beauty. It’s okay, I can go visit whenever I want. 😉
What do you think? Would you try using an old shower curtain as a stencil?