Garden Bench – Drab to Fab

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By Kelley Redmon

I have a beautiful view of the Marina from my front deck in Morro Bay… the problem is I have no seating when I want to relax and watch the sunset!  I have been hunting for a bench for the deck for a while now, but sadly I am too cheap to invest a significant amount of money for a nice new one.  While wandering around the antique store the other day I found a bench that was rusted, and none of the boards were to actually stable enough to sit on… but it was only $25!  With the enlisted help of my wonderful boyfriend we set to work to make this piece drab to fab!

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Our bench from the beginning (after I washed the cobwebs off).

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Many of the screws were gone or rusted so the boards were falling down and uneven.

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We started by taking the whole bench…

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