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Outdoor Bench Makeover

I’m a big believer in the power of paint as the great transformer. I had an old wood and metal bench that while it structurally made it through the hard winter, it didn’t look too pretty! It was due for an outdoor bench makeover. I knew I wanted to brighten it up with a little bit of paint and a fun design to really add some flair. By using a Satin Enamel paint, I was going to be able to paint and seal my outdoor bench in one step.

Bench before outdoor bench makeover

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how well it was going to clean up when I started. Luckily, even though the wood was bad looking, it was still solid.Weathered bench makeover before painting

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I used DecoArt’s Curb Appeal in Hampton Blue, and Outdoor Living Paint in Picket Fence to paint my outdoor bench. The makeover part was fairly simple.

Using a brush for an outside bench makeover

The one thing I love about the Curb Appeal paint, is even though it’s formulated for doors and shutters, I think it still works really well on other outdoor wood and metal decor and furniture. I have also used it on chairs and tables. I also used a DecoArt Greek Key stencil to makeover the seat area. I thought the added boxy pattern would really complement the scrolly arms.

Blue stenciled outdoor bench makeover with stencil

The contrast of blue and white adds a pretty  contrast against the green of the landscaping. Even on my gray deck, it adds a nice bit of interest and color. I love how paint really transformed this outdoor bench makeover. You can see the full tutorial and transformation here on the DecoArt blog.


For more makeovers, see our deck transformation here. Even though it’ a 30 year old deck, fresh gray paint gave it an entirely brand new life!