I have a whimsical side. I love creating furnishings to please my children. Here is an excellent example. This piano bench was lying along the curb waiting for the garbage truck when I came upon it. It had good bones so I didn’t resist the temptation to pass it by. I don’t own a piano. Why would I need a bench like this one? It came home with me in spite of logic.
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In my workshop-garage I sanded the bench down, inside and out and decided to paint it for my son’s playroom. I used a Jack Skellington theme from A Nightmare Before Christmas, one of his favorite movies. I just traced the pictures from a coloring book onto the bench and stool. (I’ve seen entire wall murals created using an overhead projector and transparencies made from such images. It’s a very cool to decorate for your Little Mermaid or your own Minion if you’re inclined to do so.)
I first painted the sanded bench and the cute little stool I found in black chalk paint. Then I traced on the characters from enlarged Google images. (I know you can’t see the copyright symbols, but I assure you the little © is painted there.) Again I used leftover chalk paint and topped the entire project with poly.
My son is enchanted with his new “desk” and I’m quite proud of my newfound freehand painting skills.
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