I've had this park bench in our back yard for a year now. It was here when we moved in and I knew as soon as I saw it, this bench would be a project ... someday. Well, it's been a year and "someday" finally came.
This old park bench was in bad shape. Neglect was written all over it! For this project, I would need my handy, dandy power sander, spray paint, and wood stain. I wouldn't do this project if I didn't have a power sander, though. This wood was in bad shape and sanding it by hand would have taken me hours.
I used outdoor spray paint from Lowes for this project. As I was taking the bench apart, I just happen to notice, or should I say remember, I had this patio table that I got for free from craigslist. It was also in bad, neglected shape.
So I thought, why not just paint it.
And that's exactly what I did. Wow, she looks SO much better, but I totally forgot to take a picture when I put it back together. That's what happens when you do a few projects at the same time.
But back to the original project that I started with. I took the bench apart and spray painted the metal black.
Every bit of metal got a good coat of paint.
The wood slats were sanded down, stained in dark walnut, and carefully kept in the same order that I took them off.
What and INCREDIBLE difference!
And after Mr. Lewisville and I put it back together, this is what we had.
WE LOVE IT!
I'll be putting a coat of Helmsman Spar urethane to protect it.
Love, Love, Love it ... and the outdoor pillow I got at the thrift store for just $1.
What a big difference. I love coming out here in the morning and just sitting with a cup of coffee and my Bible. I only have a few more days until winter comes, so I'll be taking advantage of using this bench for as long as I can.
Labels: Furniture Transformations