Monday, May 28, 2012

Bench Makeover

Hello, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day! While I'm waiting for the burgers to finish up off the BBQ, I thought I would share my Bench Makeover with you.

So, here is a couple of before pictures:
and here is a front view, you can even see old bird poo all over it! Sorry, but it's true.

So, here is what I did to it. First, I put my handy dandy eye protective gear on, so I could be safe. ( to much Dora the Explorer huh?) Then, I used an electric sander my hubby had in the garage. I had no clue how to put on the sand paper, but I learned very quickly and went to town sanding this bad boy down. Here is a picture of me, I'm such a dork!!

Here is how it looks after it was sanded, it's not perfect. Then I used a burgundy color paint to match my front door

After the paint was fully dry, I used 120 grit sandpaper and roughed up the edging, so it looked a little worn.

Then I sealed it with a clear sealer.

And here is how it looks now!

 I love how it turned out!!

I made a trip to Home depot, and purchased the pillows and flowers. It really added a punch of color to the front yard and now it looks lovely!!

My mom had this cute bird house in her garage and I had to have it!

Here is how it looks with the front door

One last look..

So what do you all think? Please comment and let me know! Thank You, Kristine


  1. I'm getting ready to redo a similar bench. Yours turned out great! Fingers crossed that mine looks as nice as yours.

    1. Thank you Erin!!Be sure to let me know so I can take a look too.Kristine

  2. Looks awesome! Really spruced it up. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

    1. Hi Debbie! Thank you, it means alot. Also thank you for the opportunity to share each week!!

  3. What an inviting little spot Dora, I mean Kristine!

    From one dork to another - it's super fantabulous!

    Great score from your mom with that birdhouse too!


  4. You crack me up Kelly! Thank you so much.

  5. Visiting for the first time from Wise Woman. I loved your bench, and the pictures. It turned out great!


  6. Hi Shari, thank you for stopping by!The bench was a fun project.I love how it turned out.Pillows make a big difference too.

  7. This looks great. Love the first pic of you and the sander by the way. The glasses are so transforming. ;) Thanks for linking up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you again this week.

  8. Love this bench. You looked so excited to sand that baby down! It was well worth the excitement. :)

  9. Great makeover! I love what you did with the bench. Looks so nice with your flowers and shrubs in your yard.


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