Reloved garden bench

Our garden is a spring garden, currently full of tulips – beautiful.


The spring weather is encouraging us all out into the garden. My husband is working hard, on Wednesday he trimmed back part of the garden to reveal a rather collapsed bench. I didn’t quite capture the moment before it was dismantled but you can tell from these pictures the condition it was in.

Garden bench

White hammerite paint was found in the shed:)

Metal bench revamp

My husband replaced the wood, with the tot choosing the paint colour. I love the colour:) A trip to a DIY store provided wood, screws and paint for £18.

Reloved garden bench

I am delighted with the result of this revamp – a fabulous transformation.




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  1. April 26, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    A great revamp, love it! Was it a special kind of paint used?
    I have a couple of furniture pieces that I picked up that I still havent worked on! HAve you tried chalk paint before? Is it any good?
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    • Vicky
      April 27, 2015 / 7:36 am

      He used B & Q Garden Colour, shade Bonsai – specifically garden wood paint. I have used chalk paint with mixed results If you have a go in the next month and use Rust-o-leum they are running a monthly competition with a chance to win £250 or 10 runners up receive some of their products (doenst look like they have many entries either!)

  2. April 26, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    An amazing transformation! I’m very impressed with your little one’s paint picking skills – a renovator in the making I think!

    • Vicky
      April 27, 2015 / 6:46 am

      I am very pleased with his paint choices too, normally he would select something very bright!!

  3. April 26, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    What a difference paint and a bit of hard work can make, that’s such a beautiful little bench now.
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  4. April 27, 2015 / 8:02 am

    My all time favourite colour for the garden, we have a Lutyens the same colour and what a revamp, fantastic

  5. April 27, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Such a gorgeous bench, definitely worth revamping and its the perfect time to enjoy sitting on it out in the garden with so many lovely flowers starting to appear 🙂 x

  6. April 28, 2015 / 7:26 am

    It looks great, and such a good way to give an old bench some love.

  7. April 28, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Fabulous job, the revamped bench looks lovely! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  8. April 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

    Oh wow – great job – I have one upside down in the garden which, after years of re-varnishing, is finally rotted, rusty and, I thought useless, but I might just see if we could salvage it in a similar fashion.
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  9. Cheryl | TimeToCraft
    April 30, 2015 / 11:48 am

    Oh what a lovely bench it is now. Looks perfect. Love the colour and I bet your tot is especially pleased with his involvement. (off to check what is lurking under our overgrown bushes) #ThriftyThursday
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  10. April 30, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    The bench looks lovely Vicky! I love the colour on the top. Thank you for sharing your up-cycling project on #ThriftyThursday

  11. Sustainable‏
    July 2, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Oh wow, I love the color. Great job with the upcycling. 🙂 I can imagine garden benches with that kind of paint color. It would be amazing.

  12. September 1, 2017 / 2:49 am

    I have one wish that when I am old, I can own a garden, and I can enjoy my life there.

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