I had no idea where I was going with this project. It kind of just had a mind of it's own. I new that I wanted it to be colorful and add a little character to the greenery of our front yard. I had painted it a bright yellow before doing the green but it was just to much and taking away from the pretty leaves so I toned it down. Here's what I did to achieve this look.
Here is the first look I had, but I just wasn't feeling it. Although it did look very pretty it was just to bright and I like bright so this surprised me. LOL.
1. Spray painted the entire bench in a bright white.
2 Painted the wood parts a bright yellow with acrylic
3. Used acrylics on the leaves for a quirky/bohemian vibe.
4. After deciding I didn't care for the yellow, I mixed the colors of the leaves and brushed over the yellow with the reds, pinks, and blue/greens.
5. I then sanded it down a bit and used some green stain I had laying around and went over the wood parts with it several times to give it a weathered but colorful look to the green.
6. After that I then went over the wood and metal leaves with a dark brown stain just to give it a little aged look.
I love how it looks. It blends it with the rest of the décor in front and yet gives the pop of color I wanted around the greenery in our yard.
I wanted a bohemian and quirky feel to the bench. I just love how it turned out.
Peace and Love,