Paris Inspired Bench

DSC_0273I have been wanting to give our hallway bench a Paris inspired “stamping” for awhile.  So today at Ross with my mom, I saw yet another French saying reminding myself it was time to redo the bench.  I took a quick photo of the saying on my camera and headed home inspired. 
The bench was first redone years ago (one of first blog posts as a matter of fact!) and looked like this…CIMG6334 Then recently I covered it with leftover painter’s cloth…only to leave it beige and boring…DSC_0233 I copied free hand in pencil the saying exactly like my photo…DSC_0237 I considered painting the letters but decided on a black sharpie instead.  A very smart move as it was much quicker, easier, and gave it a more washed out “stamped” look…DSC_0249 DSC_0268As what seems to be the case every time I try a new project, suddenly my “as is for now” decor needed some refluffing.  DSC_0255What was supposed to be a short project turned into an all day redecorating of the hallway…  So here is a little peek…I will show you the rest tomorrow…I am embracing gold…it is very freeing…DSC_0321 My mom thinks it says something about the toilet?  Anyone translate French?