This project will only take about 15 minutes to complete !
Most of that time used will be cleaning the brush and stencil after you are finished.
I found this little trash can at the Thrift Shop, but you can use any bucket or pot.
I wiped it down with a little soap and water.
I bought this stencil online from istencils.com
I decided where I wanted to put the stencil and used Painters Tape to
attach stencil to bin. I used black Acrylic paint and a stencil brush.
According to the stencil directions, they recommend using a
spray adhesive to the back side of stencil to keep in place and to keep clean edges.
I do not use this step. I have found that the istencils are thick not flimsy
definitely a superior product, so this step is optional.
If you are new to stenciling you may want to use this technique.
The bin I used had ridges, but it will not matter because you will
be using a dry brush method ( dip and wipe off excess ) with up and down motion.
Use your free hand ( the hand without the brush ) to hold down the stencil as you move around
your pattern. The paint dries very quickly. Remove stencil and wash with warm water and soap.
Wash brush with soap and water.
I used a Matte Spray Sealer to protect the finish.
My Husband and Son surprised me with this POTTING BENCH that they made
a few years ago and I just love it!
The window is attached and the bottom shelf is removable.
They also added industrial wheels on the legs so I can easily move it around the patio.
Sometimes I clear everything off and use as a serving table.
I like the idea of disguising my trash, but I plan to use it
on my potting bench to hold potting mix.
Thank you for visiting today!
xo Lisa S