Thursday, June 7, 2012

From Yucky to Amazing

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Happy Thursday Everyone!!! It's almost the weekend and I'm always workin for the weekends!

I was so excited when the old owner of our house decided to leave this bench when he moved out.  It wasn't in the best condition but I knew it had potential.  Plus I love the outdoors so the more seating we have for the backyard the better!


The bench had been painted an off white but by the time we inherited it it had turned a greenish color and was covered in dust and spider webs..yucky!   So two years ago I cleaned it off and threw it on the back deck and kind of forgot about it.  This past weekend I finally decided it was time to turn this ugly duckling into a swan...hehe - I love nursery rhymes.


I decided to paint the bench a coral/salmon color - the old owner also left us half a gallon of this paint.  Our half bathroom was this salmon color when we moved in...can you imagine?!?!  It's not a great wall color but I think it's a great accent color for our porch and really makes the bench pop!





All I did was sand the bench, paint it with the salmon paint then covered it in polycrylic. 
It was such an easy project and the best part of all...it was completely FREE!!!!

~Julia



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8 comments:

Sonya Sosa said...

Julia, super cute. I love free and I love coral...great bench!

Julia@SouthernColor said...

Thanks Sonya!!! Yes...free is always the best and who doesn't love coral for the summer!

Anonymous said...

Free and free is always good!
Beautiful!!

Julia@SouthernColor said...

Yes, I couldn't agree more!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Comeca Jones said...

tooooo cute!

Julia@SouthernColor said...

Thanks!! I love the coral!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

Love these too! What a pretty pop of color.
Again, please link up or grab a button, and GOOD LUCK! :)

Julia@SouthernColor said...

Thanks Jocie!! I love the splash of color...it really brightens up the space!

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