Several years ago, my neighbor was moving away. She asked me if I wanted a little child’s bench that she had used for garden decor. How could I resist? It was free!
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I knew that I wanted to paint it. I looked on Pinterest at painted garden benches.* I almost painted it dark purple, but I read somewhere that the dark color would absorb the sun’s heat and that it would deteriorate faster. So I ended up deciding on a lovely shade of pink.
I don’t remember the weather at the time, but I had room in our basement, so I painted the garden bench there. I’m painting it on the site of our future downstairs bathroom.
It’s pretty, don’t you think? I don’t usually care for pink, but look at the end of this post, and you’ll see why I am soo glad that I chose pink!
Here it is where I usually put it in the front flower bed. It looks really pretty surrounded by blooming flowers. It also helps to brighten the area when no flowers are in bloom.
Here is another angle.
And the pink just happened to match the blossoms on my ornamental weeping cherry tree!
The next couple of days the tree got even prettier! But since it is a pain to mow around the bench, it usually stays in its spot in the flower bed.
AFTER (with tree)