Garden Bench Refresh with Chalk Paint



Happy Monday, Friends! Have you been busy in the garden lately? Today I'm sharing my latest project--I used chalk paint to refresh my garden bench...



chalk painted garden bench

Some of you may remember when I painted it bright green several years ago. At that time, it was at the edge of my landscaping, closer to the street, and I wanted a pop of color. 


Chalk painted garden bench


Since then, I've moved it closer to the house with a backdrop of greenery. Although it looked almost white when I photographed my stenciled pillow, it was actually the same green, but very faded and not so pretty. 


chalk painted garden bench


It was ready for fresh paint, and I decided to use some I had on hand: Americana Decor Chalky Finish Yesteryear. {For those of you looking for brighter chalk paint colors, I've included links near the end of the post.} 


chalk paint



It only required one coat. Although the color looks lighter here in the morning sunlight, it's a pale weathered gray that looks lovely with the creeping fig and will complement different tablescapes when I'm rearranging. ;) 

chalk painted garden bench
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6 comments:

  1. That looks so so cute! Can't wait to try

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  2. That is just too stinking adorable girl! Hugs and blessings to you dear lady.
    Cindy

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  3. Gray always works for me! Looks nice and crisp, ready for a new season:) xo Kathleen

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  4. Oh I love, love, love your little bench...so unique. I have done one project in chalk paint...a small chest...and it about did me in. I couldn't get the exact color I wanted so had to mix my own. It turned out OK but it's not holding up well. Guess I should have waxed it but wasn't up to it.

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  5. Cecilia I also love Americana paint. Your bench turned out beautiful!

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  6. Your bench came out so nicely. Love that pillow, too; got 2 recently with turquoise stripes on the edges; think I want to embroider them!

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