Monday, 31 July 2017

Garden bench

I recently explained I haven't done much crafting this summer as I've been working on my house.  I really hoped to have a bathroom update for you by now.  I had a new suite fitted, but painting the room is taking a lot longer than anticipated!  I generally have one or two hours a week during the evenings to work on the house, and often I have a few hours or even a whole day on the Sunday.  It doesn't add up to much!  I took last Monday off work to work on the bathroom, but was struck down with a horrible bug and ended up spending three days lying on the sofa.  I did put a few stitches in a cross stitch piece, but not much really!

Anyway, that was a long winded introduction to a post showing you my garden bench as I don't really have much else to show you!


I bought my house over 10 years ago and mum and dad bought me this bench not long after I moved in.  As you can see, I never varnished it!  I hate the look of varnished wood so I'm glad I didn't, but it was time for some TLC.


Sanding took ages, and made a right mess!  It became easier when I discovered the seat is removable.  Then it was on to painting.  I used a B&Q outdoor paint and it took three coats.


Much better!  I also got rid of Harry's old hutch and the spare hutch, creating loads more room in my tiny yard (UK version of yard - concrete area behind my house).


The paint was left over from painting my back door which I did a couple of months ago and which kick-started this whole renovation business in the first place!  I still have over a third of a can of paint left... garden gate is next up!





9 comments:

Rhona said...

Your garden bench looks great! It will be really nice having the gate done in the matching colour too!

Rachel said...

I hope you're properly recovered from the bug. It's so frustrating when your plans get upset that way.

Hillview Embroidery said...

Well done, it looks fantastic! I love the blue, such a happy colour! I hope you eventually get the bathroom finished. I'm not much of a DIYer as I don't think I'd ever finish anything!

Fiona said...

the bench looks great.....

Hugz

margaret said...

bench looks lovely that colour, hope you get some sunshine now so you can sit out on the bench maybe with some hand stitching in your hand. Shame you ended up poorly for a few days hope you are now feeling much better

Jane Galley said...

It's a lovely colour, you'll enjoy sitting out there with a cuppa or two

D1-D2 said...

A good amount of work :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, do you want to come help me with mine?? Well, mine is packed away in the container, so it'll have to wait I suppose! But I am very impressed with yours, it looks great! xx

Sum of their Stories said...

Blue is a magnificent colour for a garden bench. Have you ever seen the fab one by Pillar box Blue? She did something amazing with paper serviettes if I remember rightly. Our bench is very boring....If it would just stop raining maybe I could get out there and do something about it!