Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mello Yellow Hand Painted Bench

Painted yellow teak wood bench

Since I refurbished and painted our Adirondack chairs I also wanted to do one of our benches to match. Our Teak wood bench had a rather weathered look, especially since it has been in the weather for a couple of years and it was beginning to show lots of aging.
First it was sandblasted because the varnish that was on it was curling up and sanding Teak is a little too time consuming. Then I patched anywhere it needed with wood putty, sanded those areas then primed it with two good coats, the wood was really dry so it sucked the primer right up plus I wanted the bench to have a good under-coat on before painting.

Here I am sandblasting the bench. Ignore my ugly paint shirt but don't you just love the hood and gloves? I'm surely styling here! Altho a must when you're sandblasting for safety reasons.

Bench after sandblasting

You can see here all the places that needed wood putty. Now I have to sand the putty, blow off the bench well and wipe down before painting starts.
I painted the bench the same color yellow as I did one of our Adirondack chairs.(B11-3 Forsythia Blossom, mixed with Valspar brand paint) I love this color, it's such a calm and relaxing color. I paired it with white for the back of the bench, I think the two colors go together well and have a homey feel. What do you think?
painted yellow teak wood bench

I'm also in the middle of doing another project that will go along with this bench somewhere in our yard. Come back in a day or two to see the finished piece. It's a fun one!!

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  1. I love the yellow & white color! It was worth all the effort. I need something like this to brighten up my shady area. Wish I could find one like this at a garage sale (in my price range).

    Beautiful -
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  3. This is a breathtaking bench! Its so fun and cheery. I would love to have something similar on my porch!


  4. Your bench is just fabulous, Jana! Love the color choice!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  5. It's perfect! Love it! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Brambleberry Cottage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Wow, that is a beautiful color! It's a pretty contrast to the green of the garden too.

  7. I just love what you have done with this bench. The color scheme is just beautiful. I am your newest follower. Great job!!

  8. I LOVE that bench! The yellow is perfect! I'd love for you to share this at my link party on Tuesday.

  9. This looks incredibly rich and expensive. I can see it in a royal English garden.

  10. Fantastic re-do! I've been aching for a bench like that for years. Now I think I know what I'll ask my hubby for on our anniversary next week :) and I love your color choices!

  11. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  12. Jana,
    Love the bench! Would you mind sharing where you bought it or what brand it is?

    1. Spreepepper,

      Sorry that I couldn't send you an email but it shows that you're a no-reply blogger, so I hope you see this.
      I purchased the bench sometime ago at Sam's club. I only seen them there the year that I bought it so I don't know if other Sam's have them now. Also, I don't know the brand name of it although it is a solid teak wood bench. Maybe you could call around to find one. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by.


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