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« on: August 31, 2009 08:37:24 PM »

This poor little guy has been traveling around with me for the past six years.


I originally rescued it from a former rental house before I moved (it had belonged to a previous tenant and the owner was selling the place.

It lived for a few years on the patio at the next rental, much to the dismay of the landlady. It interfered with her "style."

It then spent a few years as a plant stand/weed support/paint swatch test victim/emergency seating in the house that we finally bought. It spent most of its days tucked into a neglected corner of the yard.

Several coats of yellow farm equipment paint, and about an hour with a sewing machine later:




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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009 08:53:00 PM »

woah! what an awesome transformation! i love it too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009 08:59:54 PM »

Brilliant, I love the yellow. You did an excellent job.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 09:01:12 PM »

Wonderful!  What a difference some paint and fabric makes!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009 09:03:31 PM »

I love all the contrasting colors. I want a garden so I can put one of these in it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009 09:24:57 PM »

Its awesome, I love it.  You did a great job!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009 09:35:07 PM »

Excellent transformation.  Now it looks bright and sunny.  Perfect for a garden bench.  Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009 05:34:58 AM »

AWESOME transformation, but I think those pillows kind of kill it. Maybe try using solid colored black pillows? 

The bench is beautiful on its own!  (but you need pillows for comfort, of course!)  Great work!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009 09:48:20 AM »

These colors make me happy! I love what you did with the yellow/black and white combo.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009 05:48:58 PM »

Wow! Love the bright color.

A couple questions because I've been wanting to do something like this for a while.

1) What type of paint did you use? Any recomendations?
2) Did you make the pillows/cushions? If so, what type of fabric did you use?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm really inspired! Thanks for sharing.
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