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Front Porch Bench

24 Aug

Happy Wednesday!

My front porch was looking a little bare a couple weeks ago, so I went to my favorite resource for cheap furniture; craigslist! I found this little gem for $40. It was a little smaller than I had anticipated when I got there, but I still really liked it. The shape, lines, and style were all awesome and it ended up being the perfect scale for the porch. It was actually a pretty simple process to achieve.

Step 1: Take a piece of sandpaper and gently sand down any rough edges or parts that may be peeling or chipping.Then wipe down with a damp rag to get all the dust (and bird poo in my case… sick) off.

Step 2: Since this thing was basically all rust, I had to get a special primer (for rusty metal) in order to seal it. I used Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer. Spray her down. Make sure you don’t go too heavy or it’ll drip and leave marks. Wait till it’s dry to the touch.

Step 3: Pick out your favorite color of paint… and go! I use the Lowe’s brand of paint (I think it’s Valspar spray paint, but I honestly can’t remember), but Rust-Oleum works really great as well. I choose something that would really stand out againt our white house; banana yellow! Not sure that it’s the technical name, but that’s what it looks like. And here’s the finished product!

I took this picture before our new windows got put in, but they look really nice and add something to the house! Love um!

I think I need some/a pillow on there on the bench though. What color do you think?