I have a very small front porch that needed furniture and color. I wanted a bench so basically my bags and shopping would have somewhere to land while I unlocked the door. I also wanted a fun color out front especially since we are going into the spring/summer season.
First I started by priming the whole thing. Sometimes I skip this step but with all the finishes this piece has had I thought this step was crucial.
|this is the first coat of blue after priming|
It took two coats to get the dark even finish I was going for. I sanded between the coats to make sure my finished product was smooth.
After it was painted I wanted to add a fun detail to the front and top of the seat. I used my cricut to cut two different birds out of vinyl. I used the outline as a stencil. They were really simple, stick on, paint over, peel off. Fast and easy. I did the same for the leaves and freehanded the branch.
I like how it turned out, bright and a little whimsical. Just what I needed to get me ready for warmer days. Plus I love that the seat lifts up and has a good amount of storage. Perfect for Pyper's outside toys.
Up next I think I need a fun door wreath to match!
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