Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dipped Effect Outdoor Bench and Front Patio Makeover


This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.

What DIY projects are top on your list this summer?  Ours have been revamping our outdoors!  I made a long to do list which I shared with you earlier and we have slowly but surely been making our way through it, plus just tackled out front patio this past weekend. 

I really wanted to bring the front space to life and add in a variety of colors which we’ve never really done before.  Anything DIY outdoors really frightens me, it’s just an area I’m not as brave in.  However we finally started working away and I’ve been really pleased with what we’ve been able to do!  I knew one of the easiest ways to bring in color would be to make over our bench that we’ve had sitting out front for the past two years.
PBJstories Dipped Outdoor Bench
I scored this bench at a garage sale for like $10 two years ago, the first year I sanded it down and painted it a neutral grey color.  I wanted to make it over again this time with some fun brighter colors.  Don’t you love how it turned out???

I love the dipped effect that I decided to do with it too.  I feel like it really stands out and is more of a feature in the space.  Here’s my run down of how I painted this bench.

Materials:
Bench
Drop cloth
Spray Paint Primer
Spray Paint (two colors of your choice)
ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape
Tin Foil (could also use saran wrap, or plastic bags, or just painter’s tape)

DSC_8778bFirst I cleaned the bench off and let it fully dry.  Then I did a first coat of primer since it’ll be used outside and will help the paint really adhere to the surface.  When in doubt – I always prime.

DSC_8796bThen I used quart paint cans to prop up the bench so I was able to paint the entire legs easily.   I spray painted the bottom of the bench with the color I wanted to be “dipped”.  I did two coats to ensure full coverage, including the lower support bars.  Typically a dipped effect isn’t as high up but because I wanted the effect to be able to be seen from the street, I went a little higher up.

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Then I wrapped the lower part of the legs in tin foil to protect it while spraying the remainder of the bench.  I could have covered the entire lower leg parts with the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape, but using tin foil let me save a lot of the tape!  The important part was to be sure to have clean cut lines for the edge of the two colors so I only wrapped the lower part in tin foil.  Then the support bars, and the upper part with ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.

The big benefit of using ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape is I’m able to wrap it around the curved surfaces really easily, and while it’s protecting the already painted portion, I also know I’ll get clean paint lines with the two colors.  Next I just sprayed the remainder of the bench with my second color and let it try thirty minutes in between coats.

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I paired it with this perfect cushion I found that pulled a lot of colors we were using in the front garden, and the accent color maroon from our front door.

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Here’s a big ol’ sneak peek at our newly finished front patio space!!!! I have so much to share about all the changes and our DIY’s so stay tuned!
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I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing with so many other inspirational painting projects!
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Entry is EASY! The first entry is easy to do – just leave a link to your favorite summer DIY or painting project in the comment section below for a chance to win the $75 Home Depot gift card and confirm by the Rafflecopter below!  Awesome giveaways like this make me sad I can’t enter my own giveaways hah!

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86 comments :

  1. LOVE the bench, Pamela! The dipped look is so pretty and that fabric is super cute, too! :) Well done, friend!!

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  2. Love the dipped look. So unique!!! I would love the home depot card to help out with some of my summer projects. I moved a year ago and am about half way through painting the rooms in my house. In the spring I tackled chevron and now want to do horizontal stripes in my powder room. Here is a link to my chevron project: http://lifeafternewlywed.blogspot.com/2013/05/march-house-project-chevron.html

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  3. This DIY painted peacock chair is beautiful!–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370526761/

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  4. The dipped look is awsome! I want to try this for our art room chairs

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  5. I need sandpaper, brushes, paint, table legs, and hangers to make the Dragonflies I saw on Pinterest.

    I bought the fan blades at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Winchester VA.

    Waiting to the other supplies.

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  6. I have a tri fold room divider that holds pictures that I'd like to paint and redo this summer....like this one. http://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2012/08/repurposed-photo-room-divider-chalkboard.html

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  7. Love love love! Everything looks so great. Your bench looks gorgeous :)

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  8. I love the bench and I want to do some repainting of my own, namely everything! I want to recolor my patio set and pots etc.. to bring my backyard to a beautiful, new look! I hope to try out th epipped look, as I of course can not settle with just one color.. EVER! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2013/05/easy-outdoor-diy-how-to-spray-paint-resin-pots.html

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  9. That bench looks fabulous! I love the paint dipped look. My porch needs so much love, but we have to worry about the integrity of it before we can worry about the fun stuff. I love my painters blue tape and bust it out for projects like this: http://www.balancinghome.com/2012/06/how-to-paint-stripes-on-a-wall.html

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  10. Ooooh, I just love Home Depot and their Glidden paint. I have been working on our carriage house and could sure this gift card for paint and trim.

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  11. I love how your bench came out -- the dipped legs and the cushion are really pretty. If I won the giftcard, I would finally finish the gardens I added to my yard this spring! This is one of the gardens that needs finishing: http://momhomeguide.com/2013/05/22/starting-flower-garden/

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  12. So pretty, I just found some old chairs at a yard sale, and I want to try this on them. Thanks for the good idea!

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  13. Your porch looks awesome! I love how the cushion brings everything together.

    This is a link to a summer project I am going to hopefully complete soon - gold leafed terra cotta pots. http://pinterest.com/pin/3377768443018287/

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Phylicia

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  14. Love this staircase http://pinterest.com/pin/28780885091534031/

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  16. Such a cute project!!!! If I were to win - I have a HUGE list of projects to complete - we move into our first Rental home as a family of 3 and it needs paint in all the rooms, plus I've got lots of nursery projects to do!!

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  17. Here is a great Home Depot tutorial on refreshing patio furniture by repainting...definitely need to do this:

    http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/refinishing-patio-furniture/

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  18. I love planting flowers and a garden!
    Alicia in Lucas

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  19. Heres one I finished a couple days ago!
    http://52weeksproject.com/post/25470984622/polka-dot-doormat

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  20. Your bench looks great! My favorite summer project was the tree fort we made for our son last year! This summer, we're working on lots of small projects for it!

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  21. Im really wanting to do this in my dining room but so scared!! ;-D
    http://www.pbjstories.com/2012/07/how-to-paint-horizontal-stripes-in-your.html
    thanks for this fabulous oppty!! ;-D

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  22. Of the ones listed, this one(http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2013/05/textured-panel-dresser-makeover/) is my favorite because we have an old set of dressers that have been in the garage for 10 years that we have been planning to refurbish.

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  23. Next weekend, I am going to re-do my garage floor like this:

    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGResourceCenter.asp?sn=pro&pid=21

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  24. i want to paint our concrete porch floor! :)

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  25. I have so many things I want to paint that I'm not sure where to start! :-)

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  26. I just read your About Me page and saw that your husband is in the military and stationed in Virginia. My husband is in the Navy and we live in Va Beach. Where are you located? We might need to hang out:)

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  27. Your bench is so cute! A very clever idea and thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. This idea is so creative, I really haven't seen anything like it and I love it! I am going to pin for future remembering :-) Allyson@Domestic Superhero

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  29. Love this Pamela! Looks wonderful on your adorable porch!

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  30. I love this look! My garden is always our biggest summer project, but we're tackling our front patio this year as well.

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  31. LOVE THIS!!! Here are some other projects on my Summer To-Do list! http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com/five-summer-paint-projects

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  32. http://pinterest.com/pin/86272149084634418/ - This is my inspriation for our Master bedroom, we move into our new rental home on Monday, CROSSING FINGERS I win! Gosh it would help!!

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  33. Love how your bench turned out. I'm planning to repaint my glider - it's so worn out and I dislike the stained wood look. So, your project is my fave summer DIY painting project!

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  34. I have a trash picked desk for my craft room & my daughter's room needs to be repainted :)

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  35. I haven't done anything crafty since Levi's been born so I have no link! LOL
    I LOVE your bench! SO NEAT!! :)

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  36. I love the dipped effect and the color choice...that shine just makes it!!

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  37. Forgot my link. :) http://homemadeville.blogspot.com/2013/06/your-homes-first-impression-front-porch.html

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  38. I love this outdoor space:http://home-styling.blogspot.ca/2012/05/space-to-love-espaco-adoravel.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Home-styling+(Home-Styling)&m=1

    I'm actually sprucing up my outdoor space so I could use this!

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  39. My favorite summer DIY: Adding our house number to this tool caddy and converting it to a flower pot!
    http://www.thescrapshoppeblog.com/2012/05/house-number-planter-box.html

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  40. Love the new look of your bench! It's our first full summer in our new house, so most of my attention is going to be focused on maintaining the yard and flower beds and sprucing up the front stoop and back deck :)

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  41. My favorite DIY project for warm weather is spray painting wine bottles. I add twine and two oyster shells around the neck of each bottle. Pretty alone or with flowers!

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  42. My favorite summer project is just tending to my garden. But I am currently painting an antique secretary, and loving the results!

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  43. I really want to try this mason jar chandelier for my deck.
    http://creatingalifenow.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-non-wedding-mason-jar-chandelier.html

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  44. Your bench turned out amazing! I've been wanting one of my front porch forever... still searching for the PERFECT one.

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  45. This is going to be my latest project. I am determined to have a yard where I don't have to weed wack . http://alternative-energy-gardning.blogspot.ca/2013/04/brick-edging-for-your-flower-beds.html This edging would be along my flower beds and against the fence.

    Great job on the bench!

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  46. I love that look! The dark blue legs look amazing and it's such a conversation piece!

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  47. Love the dipped look! You did a great job! I would tackle my front porch, it needs a sprucing up like crazy!!

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  48. We always seem to do a ton of landscaping in the summer but what we would really love to do is start a vegetable garden.

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  49. Love the Bench! I love that paint dipped effect! Our summer DIY was this Pergola with help from Home Depot too :) http://wp.me/p1SSXe-23a

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  50. I liked this tiered planter from Home Depot's Pinterest page:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/230668812136999424/

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  51. I have been working on a few old dressers for my home to add a personal touch. Painting old things new!

    http://www.deannario.com/2012/02/from-dresser-to-chest-of-drawers.html?m=1

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  52. I'm attempting to make this picnic table from Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/04/plans-bigger-kids-picnic-table.html

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  53. I...errr my husband, would love to make my daughter bed from pinterest!

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  54. Cute bench! I'm currently being inspired by this painted dresser! http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2012/03/a-blue-bureau-my-favorite-paints-for-furniture/

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  55. http://www.artsychicksrule.com/2013/04/estate-sale-sideboard-chalk-paint-graphics.html

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  56. Love love love the bench! Our summer project will be painting the nursery for our fall baby!

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  57. I like this chair; http://pinterest.com/pin/276689970826786199/

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  58. I have been OBSESSED with the idea of an outdoor chandelier. Kind of like this one

    http://www.google.com/imgres?start=279&um=1&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=883&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbnid=se_Pcb0M7b4vLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.cdgdesign.com/blog/designing-outdoor-spaces.html/fireplacewithhorse&docid=wn8Ku63LEhd2GM&imgurl=http://www.cdgdesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/fireplacewithhorse.jpg&w=400&h=400&ei=qc7BUaWzGonkygGhzoDoBg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=208&page=7&tbnh=148&tbnw=160&ndsp=49&ved=1t:429,r:91,s:200,i:277&tx=92&ty=77

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  59. I want to make this summer wreath:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314235923/

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  60. Thanks for this giveaway, it's awesome and the bench is DARLING!!

    Here's a summery project I would like to try:

    http://www.multiplesandmore.com/crafting-with-kids/crafting-with-kids-memorial-day/

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  61. So cute! This is one of my faves: http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2013/04/diy-tiered-planter-pots-with-patio.html

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  62. Our summer project is our baby girl's room! It is our first girl so we are super excited to decorate and paint!

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  63. We just bought our first house. Every wall needs paint and love!

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  64. Love the dual tone on the bench. That blue is so vibrant. I don't have a porch area, but I am dying to somewhat create one. Thanks for the ideas!

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  66. I don't have any chairs like this but would love to do this
    http://pinterest.com/pin/162129655305562782/
    Lisa K.

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  67. I've always loved this: http://pinterest.com/pin/229754018463044125/
    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!

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  68. This is my DIY project for my Herb Garden this year:
    http://foodfamilyfinds.com/diy-hanging-soup-can-herb-garden/

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  69. I want to redo/paint my kitchen tables and benches, there are in desperate need of a make over.

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  70. i'm working on an outdoor movie set up for our family. check out this fabulouse one with directions:
    http://www.giverslog.com/?p=11028

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  71. I absolutely would love to do this my dresser. It's so cute and fun. http://www.mainemommy.com/2013/05/ombre-dresser-sneak-peek.html?m=1

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  72. I am wanting to make some wall shelves for my living room and for above my bed in the master bedroom.

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  73. I really love this bench! I think you did the dipped look just right and on the perfect piece for your outdoor area.

    My dream outdoor project is to make some furniture for our newly installed flagstone patio like More Like Home http://www.morelikehome.net/2011/06/our-new-outdoor-sectional.html

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  74. Your bench is gorgeous. Here's my favorite paint project http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2013/04/fresh-look-maison-blanche-vanilla-hutch.html

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  75. Is beautiful Pam!! Here's my favorite paint project: http://www.yellowblissroad.com/2013/06/front-porch-piano-bench-makeover-from.html

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  76. I'd love to paint our television armoire and my desk this summer! It's the perfect time to paint. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  77. I've been wanted to put in a new fire pit this summer and found this on Home Depot's site.
    http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/fire-pit-ideas/
    Michelle G.

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  78. OMG, your bench is my favorite! I just saw one similar on craigslist (hope it's still there) and I will be needing some seating outside at our new house!

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  79. I can't find a link to exactly what I have in mind, but I would really love to put in some fenced gardens this summer!

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  80. I want to do the project you have shown here - looks awesome!!

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  81. I love the paint treatment!! How much better it would have looked with a custom made flat cushion. The tufted over stuffed cushion is unfortunate and over done.

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    1. Thank you!!! I can agree with that, it does make it a little difficult to sit on, but visually I love being able it see the cushion stand out from at a distance.

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