Bright and Happy Heart House Bench

Bright and Happy Heart House Bench

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 13th 2014

Color an accent bench for bedroom or bath with vibrant shades of Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • sandpaper
    • 1" flat brush
    • #2 round brush
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • wooden bench
    • grey and white graphite paper



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Paint the entire bench with Turquoise Waters and the 1" flat brush.
    2. Transfer the design to the top of the bench using tracing paper, the pattern, and graphite papers.
    3. Fill in all the shapes of the design in the correct colors using the 1/4" flat brush and #2 round brush as needed. (See photo for color placement.)
    4. Mix lighter versions of Turf Green, Apple Green, Cocoa Bean, Dark Scarlet, and Pumpkin Patch by mixing 2 parts color with one part Cotton Ball. Use these mixes and the #2 round brush to add the polka dots and stripes to the roof, house, trees, etc.
    5. Double-load the 1/4" flat brush with Cotton Ball and Turquoise Waters and shade the clouds.
    6. Paint the legs of the bench with Black Tie using the 1" flat brush.
    7. Distress the legs with sandpaper to let the Turquoise Waters show through.
    8. Paint a checkerboard around the edge of the top using Apple Green and Turf Green and the 1" flat brush.


    House Pattern