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Porch Sitters for Fall

September 16, 2013

Porch Sitters for Fall

It’s that time of year again when anything that can be painted orange is fair game. These junk finds were my latest victims.

I had to do a little bit of work on the seat of one of the chairs. Water damage had caused the top layers to loosen and peel. Once I removed all the layers, I was left with a hole in the center. Not a problem…

…I cut a few scraps of pallet wood and covered it up.

I painted the chairs a little heavier than dry brushing. I guess you could call it rough brushing. I like to use it on projects that I want to look old, primitive and weathered. I kinda scrub the bristles over surfaces and in crevices and tight spots. My brush looks terrible, but I like to think of it as well-seasoned. My husband keeps trying to throw it away, but he just doesn’t realize its potential. Hands off, Honey!

My Cricut was used to make the stencil. I use card stock. It’s usually good for quite a few stenciling jobs.

Stenciled greeting.

Leaf garland completed these festive fall porch sitters.


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  1. I love your chairs, so wish I could find at least one to paint and decorate. Love font you used on your stencil. The leaf garland is perfect on them, so festive. You did great gal, glad you shared this project. Happy week

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