1. April 15, 2016

    Awesome! I would have used a deep forest green though, but that’s just what would look good in my yard. Congratulations for your vision and retaining a piece of history.

    • April 18, 2016

      Green is a great colour for a park bench, Jan! It reminds me of pictures of Central Park (as I’ve never been there). Maybe if I scrounge up another park bench – which is medium likely, given my garbage picking habits – I’ll try that colour!

    • April 13, 2022
      Claire m Bacon

      At this exact moment I have dismantled an old bench. It has been sanded and wiped down and is now ready for Black Paint. I chose black because it goes with other pieces of furniture I have, but I’m thinking of painting the wood slats when I get them. YOU GO GIRL I love recycling treasures.♡

  2. May 11, 2016
    Annet M

    Oh wow – I came to your blog for the first time just now via Learner Observer posting your final greenhouse pic and so I read that and went back to read the beginning… then accidentally clicked on this picture. I, um, have been driving around with wrought iron bench ends in the back of my car for almost (over?) a year… So this is phenomenal to see it done. I’m thinking white totally works and I might copy you. Question though – mine didn’t come with any supports or strapping. Can you take a pic of what they look like so I can adapt?

    • August 15, 2016

      Oh my gosh, this got lost in comment land. Did you ever tackle your bench? If not, is there any way I can help? Sheesh! I can take pictures if you still need them!

  3. April 19, 2019
    Jim A

    I know this post is a bit old but it is near the top of my google search.
    Actually I would like pictures of the strapping and underside supports as well. I am missing the strapping for sure and am unclear how you attached the underside supports.

    Thank you in advance,


  4. June 15, 2020

    What kind of wood planks did you choose for the replacement? Did you choose the same thickness of planks or wider? I’m embarking on the exact same project and would appreciate the info.

  5. July 11, 2023
    Robert Chesney

    I have three of those exact same benches i want to restore. Where do I get the Wood ??


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