As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m kind of obsessed with plants. I LOVE them and would buy a new one every week if I had enough space in my tiny apartment for them, which is where this idea came in. I don’t have many windows in my apartment, so most of my plants are crowded in one corner which isn’t the ideal situation. I thought it would be a good idea to move a few outside by my front door onto a pretty “garden bench” in order to alleviate some of the plant clutter I have going on.
Lately I’ve been loving the look of unfinished wood, but I still wanted to add some color to the bench, so I thought peel & stick would be the perfect solution! It was super easy to apply and is the perfect pop of color I was looking for. Ready to see how truly easy it is?
- 36×54 peel & stick (if you like this pattern, you can download it here)
- a bench (we bought this one from IKEA)
- craft knife
- yard stick
- optional: self-healing cutting mat
In order to prevent the edges of the peel & stick from coming up, you’ll want to inset the poster about 1/8″ on each side. So, measure your bench, then measure and mark where to cut on the back side of your poster. Next, just cut it out. I used a ruler and a craft knife because I knew if it cut it with scissors it wouldn’t have been a clean/straight cut, but you’re welcome to use scissors if you want to.
Now, just line up the top and left side of your peel & stick, press down, and rub your hand down the bench to the other side in order to stick it on without any bubbles. And with that, you’re done! See, super simple.
I was actually really lucky that my plants already matched the colors on the peel & stick, so I didn’t even have to go out and buy new pots!
So what do you think? Do you like the design? Do you see a personalized garden bench in your future?