At Laura Kelly Designs, Laura shares a sentimental makeover. This bench used to sit on the porch of a friend’s home. ”Our kids grew up together in this small town, playing in our yards, drinking lemonade on our porches…sitting on this bench,” Laura says. So when that friend moved away, he left the bench for Laura to restore and enjoy.
The bench, loved as it was, needed a lot of TLC. It was literally falling apart and had some seriously chipped paint. After sanding down the bench, Laura chose an unusual refinishing technique. She painted the bench with Rit dye in “Scarlet”. The dye gave the bench an interesting wash, giving it a different, more worn finish than paint would. Once the dye dried, she protected it with a clear coat. Now the bench is ready to enjoy seasons more of outdoor living.
Learn more about how Laura rescued this bench at Laura Kelly Designs.