Welcome to the September Furniture Refresh Challenge! If you are not familiar with this, I get together once a month with the 5 lovely bloggers below to bring you a refinished furniture piece. We took the Summer off to spend time with our family, but we are back in full swing!
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If you have visited here before, you know how much I love to refinish furniture! I especially love to take an old piece and give it new life. That is certainly what I did with this poor garden bench given to me by my Dad. Check out the before:
This garden bench was in rough shape and I am embarrassed to admit that I have had this sitting by my front door for close to two months-eek! As I am now decorating the front for Fall, I figured I better get to it and show it some love. Check it out now:
So much better! The metal was in great shape but the color was very dull and once I painted the wood black I just wasn’t feeling it. I used my orbital sander to get off all the old finish on the wood. Just taking that chipped paint off made such a difference. I mixed up some Old Fashioned Milk Paint in pitch black adding Extra Bond so it would adhere. I gave it two coats of paint, then used Safecoat Acriglaze Matte Finish to protect it from the elements. This really took no time at all and I don’t know why I procrastinated.
Here is a side by side so you can really see the difference:
Please be sure to check out the other bloggers participating. It is always a treat to see what they share! Below are the before pictures-wait until you see the afters!! Just click on the link to see the completed projects. Have a great day!
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