Hello! So hard to believe that September is just around the corner! With Summer drawing to an end, I’ve been spending time enjoying these last warm days and also frantically trying to complete the list of “to-dos’ I had set out long before. Glad to say I had a successful weekend accomplishing both!
We have two outdoor balconies in our townhome, one on the main level where we do most of our lounging and BBQ-ing and the second is set outside our bedroom suite, which we don’t occupy too often, but it’s a great private outdoor space for cozy nights. When we moved in two years ago, we placed our old patio set from our condo terrace onto the top floor balcony. After suffering from two winters, the patio set endured some harsh weather and it was time to get it some TLC again. With the cooler weather ahead, I thought it’d be a great time to transform our top floor balcony into a Fall oasis by first giving our patio bench and table a new fresh coat of paint and dressing the rest of the space with comfy cushions and snuggly blankets.
Alas! I’m thrilled to reveal my first paint project as one of BEHR Paint’s DIY Experts with this newly upgraded outdoor patio bench!
What You Will Need:
- Outdoor patio bench or furniture (my bench came as a set from IKEA)
- Behr Marquee Flat Exterior Paint (1 gallon, I only used about 1/5 of it) in your favourite color, but I used Absolute Zero N490-1
- Sand Paper
- Damp Cloth
- Paint Brush and Accessories
Clean the surface with a damp cloth and let dry / Sand down the entire surface to remove any debris to ensure an extra smooth finish / Prepare your paint / Paint the first coat on the entire surface and let dry (I painted the top first, let dry, then flipped the bench over and repeated) / Repeat a second coat
Shown above: IKEA bench (sold out but similar here) / Pillows c/o Lint and Honey / Blanket scarf (totally recommend this!)
I’m so glad I decided to go with a light colour for this project. The Absolute Zero is a slightly cooler shade of white. Many people tend to shy away from light colours when it comes to outdoor furniture. But guess what, if it gets dirty, clean it! Better yet, you’ve got enough paint to apply a new fresh coat when the next season draws near!
I’m really looking forward to enjoying some late summer evenings up here with the hubby! It’s the perfect way to enjoy a glass of wine and catch up on some magazines (my new dig is the RICARDO magazine full of yummy recipes). I hope you enjoyed this mini makeover!
Just a little dose of paint makes such a huge difference! What a statement backyard piece!
Gabriella! Thank you! Seriously, I was so ashamed of my bench before, now we’ve rekindled our relationship! LOL
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you around soon!
This looks lovely- what a great transformation! Outdoor furniture takes a serious beating!
Thank you so much!!! Yes, outdoor patio suffers from a lot of harsh weather especially in Toronto!
Beautiful! The wonders of a little coat of paint…
So glad you like this! Honestly… the wonders of paint!
Absolutely beautiful!! Can I come over and lounge on the bench… please?
Yes!! Would love to have you over 🙂 !!!
Cute and comfy.