My late husband and I used to sit on this bench which was once in our backyard under a tree.
When I renovated our home eleven years ago, it was moved next to the garage and has been sitting there rotting away in a sad state. Because the bench is sentimental, I decided I would give it a fresh look and decorate it in a red, white and blue theme in honor of my husband who was very patriotic. (We were married on June 14th, Flag Day!)
I decided to spray paint the metal parts navy blue before disassembling. That way, I could spray from all angles without the need to flip and dry.
Because the old boards were completely shot, I cut new ones and painted them with red and white paint.
After everything was completely dry, I replaced the seat and alternated the boards to mimic the stripes on our flag.
I decided to keep the back support area all red but this idea can be adapted to your liking.
Once in disrepair, this bench proudly sits on our front porch. I added blue led rope lights which glow at night.
- Bench (Had on hand)
- Wood (Reclaimed pallet boards)
- Spray Paint (Lowe's)
- LED lights (Ebay)