This project has been a long time in coming. We finished it the 1st week of July and I haven't taken the time to share it....until now :)
Back in June our church was getting new pews and offered up all the "old" ones for free - and YES I jumped on it to get one! Luckily we were able to get one and after it sitting on our patio for a week and looking a little "ghetto" we got started it. *snicker*
The upholstery on the back was coming off for sure and then we planned to cover the fabric on the seat part.
The whole family dived in to help while it was exciting and sort of a novelty.....then after pulling out a couple hundred staples the novelty of it wore off! LOL.....and a couple million more staples needed to be pulled out. Luckily my hubby was in it for the long haul!
After a little paint, some measurements and a few cuts the structure of the bench was completed. We covered the seat part and got it all assembled back together and looking completely different!
(Under the blue fabric was a layer of orange. That tells you how long these benches have been at our church)
I bought some pillows at a thrift store for the bench knowing they would go outside and also be covered. (tip - always smell pillows like this when you buy them from a thrift store. Also check to see if they still have a washing instructions tag attached and if they have a cover that can come off and be washed)
The bench was assembled back to together on the morning of the 4th of July! Just in time to enjoy it around our firepit that night!
Now we have 16 ft of seating on our back patio!
These curvy sticks were lime green to begin with. After a few coats of blue spray paint they were the perfect color to match the pillows. I took my white large pot from this project and covered it in black. A bag of rocks from Home Depot around the sticks and my project was completed! It adds a fun organic element to the space.
I wanted to drape the back wall with curtains, add some ironwork, patio lights, etc.....but for now it's enough. We will see what next summer brings!
We spend so much more time on the patio than we used to. It's wonderful that the patio is covered because even in a Summer rain storm we can be out there enjoying our snack, a good book or just each other!
I will be linking up and sharing here!