Here are some shots of the bench when I picked it up.
Master Bedroom and brushed on one light coat, allowing the wood to still shine through. It was the perfect shade of light gray.
The dark wax can be overwhelming when it's used alone, but when mixed with clear and applied to the high points, it creates the most perfect weathered look.
I could hardly wait for the wax to dry long enough for me to set the pillows I sewed together in their new place.
The bright and modern design on the pillows was exactly what I wanted against the aged and faded looking bench.
The pillows were made from outdoor canvas material I picked up at Joann's. The striped print was on clearance for around $4/ yard, and the floral print was a splurge for me at around $30/ yard, but I was willing to buy it on sale at 50% off, and purchased a very small amount by only using the expensive print on one side of each pillow.
With the addition of a new window flower box and my cute rug I told you about, my front yard is starting to look bright and summery.
Now if only I had something like this to show for the back yard, I'd be really happy.
I'm sharing this makeover and tutorial with these inspiring beauties: