Monday, April 2, 2012

Front Porch Bench…


In my last post about Garden Benches seen here, I showed you a little sneak peek at a bench I was working on for my front porch…

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I have had this wrought iron bench for many years. I purchased it at a flea market when I lived near Dallas, Texas -  back in 2003. I always liked the curved lines and it is the perfect size for a front porch bench.

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Although it has always been under cover of the porch, the iron has started to age and look a little too rustic for my current tastes. So, I decided to give it a fresh coat of paint to clean it up and add a pop of color to the front porch…

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I love the color of Krylon spray paint in Mountain View. It is a nice shade of blue that adds the perfect accent color to my porch. I also painted the hanging wall basket to match the bench.

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All I did was give the bench a very light sanding, then put on a coat of primer with Krylon indoor/outdoor Primer in Gray…

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This is the only “in progress” shot I took…for a couple of reasons. I was working between rain showers over multiple days and was so eager to get it done I did not stop to take step by step shots. Pretty basic stuff…lightly sand, wipe down, prime, then paint. Yes, there is another little project getting a new color too!

Doesn’t everybody's side yard look like this?

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I am very happy with the results! I collected some fresh flowers from around my yard to fill the wall basket, added a wood stump side table, and a fun pillow to make it pretty…

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How are you sprucing up your porch for Spring? Have you been spray painting any projects lately?
Please do share!

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14 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! Don't you just love spray paint? What a difference it can make!

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  2. So pretty Laura. I love the lines of your bench, they're so fun and whimsical. I haven't started sprucing up the outside of our house yet this spring, it is the last thing we plan on doing before we put it on the market so it's fresh :). Beautiful photos too!

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  3. It's a great bench, and the pop of color looks so good!
    -Revi

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  4. Just came across your blog. I love what you have done with your cute bench, the color looks so pretty and fresh! I'm going to have to remember the color you used. I am going to look for some tall topiary's to put in pots and find a new Spring wreath and possibly a new mat to spruce up my porch!

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  5. I'm back to see the results and it's gorgeous - I love the colour and everything you have put with it - pretty and stylish. What a lovely place to sit and relax.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  6. Beautiful! Spray paint is the best. What a fabulous place to sit and ponder. :-)

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  7. I love that color - very fresh! Your planters look great too!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  8. Your chose a perfect color. It's beautiful I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

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  9. Wow, this looks great. My favorite color. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

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  10. Laura your bench came out beautifully. I am in love with the colour you chose. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the bench and the details on the porch! I've been looking for something like that bench!!!

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  12. This turned out SO great! I love the blue and that planter is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  13. It's just perfect! So pretty. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button! Hope to see you again at the blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn, @TheDedicatedHouse

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