Monday, October 22, 2012
Bob the Bench
I was getting things together and tagged to go to the booth when I realized I did not have anything to stack Rusty Rene' for display.
(Read about Rusty Rene' here.)
I found this little bench hiding under a couple of tables waiting to be painted. He was plain, but already a creamy white and distressed naturally with age.
Bob, I thought.
A plain, but dutiful bench.
Now, all the other benches and stools I had collected for the store display had been adorned with every possible type of embellishment: stamps, stencils, images, tassels, tags, and even a skirt. Read here.
I couldn't let Bob show up naked!
The Graphic Fairy to the rescue. I did not even have to print it out. I had done that a couple of months ago, but had forgotten to reverse this copy.
Please notice that it is not a bee, not a French label, not a bird, but there is a mention of sheep!
It assures me that this product is safe and reliable - just like Bob!
Using just the regular, old Mod Podge method, I coated the bench and slapped on the label.
Made sure there were no wrinkles or bubbles.
Lightly sanded and put two more coats over the label.
I gave Bob a waxing with Minwax Finishing Paste, and he was ready to join the party.
He is larger than the others and not as ornamented, but he will definitely pull his weight.
He is . . .
BOB THE BENCH!
(Please say this aloud in a deep bass voice.)
Now, after this short break to extol the virtues of being plain, but reliable, this plain, but reliable person is back at work sorting through fabric. Can one person have too much fabric? My answer is a resounding NO! The stash just has to be organized lest you end up with about ten yards of osnaburg. Really, did I just say TEN YARDS!?! How many fabric transfers will that make? Who knows, but the new rule is if I keep it, I have to use it!