The next morning found me still thinking about it. It was already past 8:30 and it was a half-hour drive to this yard sale. We hopped in the car. I figured if it was meant to be, it would still be there and, if I didn't go, I'd be kicking myself.
We got there about 9:15 and it was still there....in all of its pink-sparkly glory!
Even the fabric on the cushion was sparkly. Yikes!
I practically ran over to it (my husband told me to slow down!)
and snapped it up for $30. It's 2-pieces, so it slid easily into our car. I was doing the Happy Dance! Here's a look from another angle:
Those pink sparkles were not my style, so I grabbed a few cans of Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint and got to work.
Now, here's a little tip for spray painting...get one of these:
It fits right on your spray can and saves you from finger cramps and painting your finger. It's a lifesaver!
The process of painting wicker can be tricky. Since there are so many nooks and crannies, you have to keep flipping the pieces over and spraying from all angles.
Soon (after a few cans of paint) the pink sparkles were gone, and the beautiful blue emerged.
The final step was to find some fabric and recover the seat cushion. Before I could do that, my husband took the cover off the old bench that was on our side porch, wrapped it around the cushion, and put it in place.
Yes, my husband is a decorator - wink, wink!
I'm not sure that will be the permanent cover, but it works for now.This little bench fits right in on our cozy side porch and it's a perfect spot to sit for a while, or to put on/take off your shoes.
It's September already and it's time to work on those fall projects, but I just couldn't wait to share this with you.
Wishing you a wonderful week and commenting, sharing, & pinning are always appreciated!
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