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Striped Garden Bench Makeover!! {spray paint project}

I have a bench that has been sitting neglected in my garden for a couple of years — poor bench. It really needed a makeover.

The first thing that I did was sand off the peeling paint. {I thought this would take a few minutes, but really it took about an hour or so}.

PS — don’t wear white while sanding old black paint – lol :) 

After I had it sanded, I used Ivory Krylon’s new Dual Paint + Primer Spray Paint. I liked the idea of a spray paint that is both a primer AND paint in one.

 It comes in many different colors.
 I decided to go with Ivory for the undercoat and Sun Yellow for the stripes.
Do you have a spray paint grip tool? If not, you need one! It makes spray painting so much more comfortable. You have more control over the stream and the overspray does not get all over your fingers and hands. I think this tool is genius. Mine is by Rustoleum, but Krylon makes one too — Krylon Snap and Spray. They range from $3 to $6 and are one of my favorite tools!! I got mine for Christmas, can you tell how much I use it – hahaha!!

Once the bench was painted and dry, I taped off the bench, exposing the strips that were going to be YELLOW.

Then I got to the pretty yellow paint. One thing I noticed was that the yellow paint seemed to cover more than the Ivory did. But that might have been because I had already painted underneath the yellow with the ivory.

I love the pretty POP of yellow color!! 
I took the tape off — and voila — I have a brand new looking bench. Yay.
It looks so happy sitting in my garden
{I swear I will get out there and weed one of these days}.

So overall I am really happy with Krylon’s new Dual Paint + Primer. The paint stayed on my bench even underneath all of that tape. I liked that you don’t have to use separate paint and primer with this product, although the Ivory did take quite a few coats to cover.

And check out these 26 other Krylon Dual Paint + Primer Project for inspiration!!!


And you can win an iPad by linking up YOUR spray painting project!! You can find out more at Krylon’s Dual Duel site. 

Krylon sent me the new Dual Paint to try out. Check out their latest promotion, The Dual Duel, where Krylon is looking to find The Ultimate Restorer. To win this title, enter your spray paint restoration project and encourage friends and family to vote for your project as their favorite for their chance to win too.
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Have a Super Day!!
PS — I will take some more pictures of the Kitchen Project. It’s coming along!! I am so excited about the Makeover!!  I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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  2. Ashley J says:

    I absolutely love this!!! It looks so great! Love the white and yellow combo!

    Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

  3. Great project. Very well done.

  4. This is awesome! And with a great color combination to boot! Now I wish I had a bench to spray paint… 😉

    Relatable Style

  5. Allison {Live Love Small} says:

    love those yellow stripes! just stumbled upon your blog. now a follower…

  6. nest of posies says:

    oh! it is so cute & HAPPY! i love it.

    you are so dedicated. i can't wait to see all that you're doing to your house, jen! it will be like living in a whole new home.

    are those metal industrial bar stools i see in that sneak peek?
    stinker! good for you!


  7. Cute bench, what a great transformation.

  8. itsstilllife.com says:

    Love the brigtht bench. I am always afraid of stripes and never would have tried it, but I love it.

  9. You inspire me to paint something! The bench is so cute, looks great! Yellow is one of my favorite colors.

  10. Vanilla Bean Crafts says:

    Love the colors!! But…no chevrons Jen?! haha!

  11. Jen,

    Love. This bench may be one of my favorite Tatertot projects. It looks wonderful!


  12. designchic says:

    This looks adorable…love the stripes!!

  13. That is the happiest, poppiest bench EVER and I absolutely love it!! The bright colors against the green garden is just perfect!


  14. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    I love it! It definitely looks cheerful sitting out there! You've given me some ideas for a few old pieces that I have sitting around.

    If you were extra ambitious (which, um, you are) you could tape it off again at Christmas time and change the stripes for the season…

  15. Really cute!
    Girl. Sanding always takes about 3 times longer than you think it should.
    Or, if you're me, it takes about 30 times longer. :)

  16. dana @ wonder forest says:

    this looks sooooo good! you did a great job! i had a spray painting adventure today as well, but definitely could have used one of those nifty tools!
    xo dana

  17. Evelene S says:

    What a difference paint makes! It looks so cheerful in your garden!

  18. Decorchick! says:

    Jen this is SO pretty!! The yellow stripes are awesome. Beautiful girl!

  19. Kara @ Mine for the Making says:

    Love the bench makeover and that pillow is too cute! Perfect for the garden!

    Cant wait to see how the kitchen is coming along.

  20. Lindsay says:

    Jen, you are amazing! What a GORGEOUS bench!

  21. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    WOW what a difference! LOVE that pop of yellow!

  22. This is beautiful! I have an old bench sitting outside that I've thought about trying to do and this seems like a great idea. How did you sand in between the slats? Is there an easy way to do it?

  23. telisa@sugartotdesigns says:

    love the bench, and love that you look so cute sanding it. i would be in my ugly pajama's, with no makeup and hair a mess. love the yellow too:)

  24. What a fun & cheerful bench!! You did a fabulous job on this makeover!! Love the idea to give it stripes! Beautiful!!

  25. laxsupermom says:

    How fun! Love the bright yellow! The bench looks terrific now. Thanks for sharing.

  26. It looks wonderful! I love the bright yellow and white that you chose. It must really pop in your yard against the green of the plants.

  27. The Miller Five says:

    Gorgeous! I wish I had some old crappy furniture to refinish! You did a great job.

  28. Kadbury says:

    I LOVE the yellow! That's the color I wanted to spray a little table on my front porch, but it was veto'd by my husband lol…


  29. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Love the stripes and the yellow! It is so fun and cheery and your pillow look so cute on it!

  30. That bench is gorgeous! I love how it turned out!
    Question completely unrelated to the bench (almost); how did you add the word "hello" onto that adorable pillow. Was it a stencil?? It looks fantastic!

  31. Katie Newcomb says:

    The stripes look great! You don't even notice the weeds. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this campaign!

  32. Looks FANTASTIC! Great bight and cheery colors – the stripes are a fun touch as well! :)

  33. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    I love the strips Jen! The yellow and white are so cheery. I have a bench in front that needs some help but it belongs to the landlords. Wonder if they'd notice if I gave it a makeover?? :)
    Hope you're having a great summer!

  34. SweetSugarBelle says:

    I love that bench!!! Its beautiful!

  35. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    LOOOOVE THE BENCH LOVE IT! THE pillow is so sweet and the perfect add to the perfect bench. WELL DONE.

    bummed I couldn't link but I did on their dual challenge. winks-jen

  36. Linda Chapman says:

    GREAT idea!! You did a good job!! I love redeeming things and I know you do, too!!!

  37. Linda Chapman says:

    GREAT idea!! You did a good job!! I love redeeming things and I know you do, too!!!

  38. Linda Chapman says:

    GREAT idea!! You did a good job!! I love redeeming things and I know you do, too!!!

  39. The Old Block House says:

    Love this! I'd have never thought of doing the vertical stripes. So lovely!

    gertie @ http://www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

  40. Michelle L. says:

    Love this bench project! There's something so sun-dappled and cute about it!

  41. The bench is awesome, but what I really want to know is how hot is it there? I live in West Texas and it is so hot right now, you couldn't do an outdoor project at 3 o'clock in the morning.

  42. Absolutely love this bench with its sunny yellow and white colors. It looks great in its garden spot. Thanks for sharing the project idea!

  43. Fabiana says:

    So cute! It really brightens up the garden!

    ciao from Newport Beach

  44. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Jen, your bench looks awesome! How clever of you to do the stripes. :) The pillow is a cute addition! Thanks for hosting my link!

  45. Lila Grace Accessories says:

    So pretty!! I love the bright yellow!

  46. Michelle says:

    Love the happy stripes. You don't notice any weeds because the bench is so cute. I need one!

  47. Anthony from CharismaticKid says:

    Stripes! This is like watching an HGTV episode through a blog post. Sweetness on my feetness.

  48. Sara Bee says:

    This looks awesome. I love the yellow!


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