Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I love the Spring, but no matter how we try to keep our projects to a minimum, it never seems to work out that way.  Many moons ago we bought a wooden bench that has always been a part of our flower gardens. Every couple of years my hubby has painted it a nice crisp black.

This year hubby is out of town, and since I wanted to check this project off the list, I decided to paint it myself. I wanted a glossy Royal Blue to give it a nice change. My husband likes Royal Blue too, so we were in agreement. He suggested that I use spray paint. I selected a Valspar Paint & Primer Premium Finish Glossy #85205 Classic Royal Blue.

This is a photo of the aged wooden bench that clearly still has some good life left in it, but needed a fresh coat of paint.

I woke up this morning, and it was sunny and not too windy! So that was my cue to get the painting done. The photo below is AFTER 3.5 cans of paint and a few hours of drying. I love that Royal Blue! I can't wait until hubby gets home to check out my work!

Well, I can cross the bench  painting off my list. Now...... planning two new small flower gardens, and allot of research on new plant combinations for my pots on the porch and patios. Guess I know what I am doing tonight!

  What are you working on? Do you have any plants that you are
particularly fond of that you use in your pots? I would love to hear your suggestions!

Until then, Happy planning and planting!


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