It was time to breathe new life into an old bench that had seen six years of outdoor wear. A little paint and a fun sentiment in vinyl makes it better than new and the perfect addition to our barn patio.
Here’s how to make your own:
- Start by designing your sentiment in Silhouette Studio. Because my bench is long and narrow, I ungrouped the design and moved the barn to the horizontally. Then I bumped up the size to fit well on the side of the bench. Move “BARN” off the page (since it will be a different color).
- Move the word “BARN” onto the page to cut and bump up the size to stand out more.
- Once the design is cut, apply to the bench with transfer paper.
- Then add the arrows to the front by creating a vinyl template and dab with paint. Then use a template to add another arrow to the top with grey paint.
The arrows are a fun addition. They give the front a little visual interest.
The bench is perfect for the deck – giving us additional seating and storage for baskets underneath.
And life really is better at the barn.