We scored this garden bench at a garage sale for $15.
It had several layers of old paint. The wood needed to be stripped, primed, and re-painted.
The frame was cast iron and in good shape. It just needed to be primed and painted with a black enamel.
The wooden slats were also in good condition and the old paint came off relatively easily.
Here's the bench sporting a brand new coat of black enamel paint on the frame and blue exterior house paint on the slats. As we were still in lockdown, this is what we had on hand, which worked out great in the end.
Getting ready to put the details of Starry Night on the bench!
After several coats of clear sealer to help prevent fading and weather damage, the bench is all ready to hang out by the pond!