A few months ago on the way home from work I saw some discarded furniture dumped in an alley, including this dirty but sturdy bench seat. I found it too irresistible to not rescue as I could see it was just calling me to transform and make use of again!
How to Transform an Dull Bench Seat Into a Pretty Garden Must Have!
I began the project with a damp cloth clean over and then used a deep blue Unicorn spit Stain and gel to colour the wooden frame.
I spray with water a little to make it easier to spread and to give even coverage.
I continue to spread the wooden frame with a sponge applicator as I find this easier to get into all areas.
After it is dry which is in a few minutes I use acrylic paint pens to draw a trailing leaf design along the wood in various places.
I continue to design this on the frame to bring the piece to life!
I draw a white flower pattern on various parts of front and sides to contrast and develop this garden seat into something people now want to sit on!
I am using this in a covered area that’s away from the elements but you could protect with a sealant.
I am so proud of the brought to life bench seat which now is perfect to sit in the morning sun with a cuppa!