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I’ve joined a group of friends for a challenge to makeover a piece of furniture each month with a theme. April’s theme is “bright”. It was a quick decision for me to decide to give the garden bench that resides on our screened porch an update with a bright coat of paint.
This bench purchased from Plow and Hearth was a gift from me to Mr. SP very early in our marriage. It has resided on our screened porch for nearly 20 years now and has been sat upon countless numbers of times. The bench was still in excellent condition but had some wear and tear on the arms.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I matched the paint for the bench makeover to cushions that are on our other screened porch chairs. (If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I’d love for you to do so! I’m sppaula there.)
After sanding the bench to smooth down the arms and to take off some of the smoothness of the stain, I painted the bench Valspar Tidal Teal in gloss purchased from Lowe’s. Using my HomeRight paint sprayer made painting this bench a breeze! After three coats of paint completed over two days, my bench looked like new!
My yard is so lush and pretty right now that I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of my bench outside before I moved it to its home on the porch. Two envelope pillows made with fabric leftover from my guest bath curtains jazz up the bench and offer comfort when relaxing on it.
Don’t miss my friends’ brightly painted furniture makeovers! Click on the pictures below to visit each project.
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