I sentimentally view this bench as a symbol of our marriage (beautiful, solid, comfortable, and impossible to move) and since we don't look all worn and faded. I decided he needed a make over.
This is what he looked like before. Well...after Justin helped me wedge the cardboard under his feet. He is a monster to move.
.......Sad I know.
So I chipped off the loose bark on his feet and primed him up.....four times....with Kilz Stainblocker.
I let that dry...mostly...but I'm impatient and wanted to finished the main part before the boys got up from nap so I painted him with 2 coats of Weather All Latex paint in Tawny Port.
As you can see he was still on his protective cardboard when I snapped this. Those have since gone away.
Cost break down: A quart of Weather All paint in Tawny Port - $12.00 ish...Justin isn't sure.
A quart of Kilz Stainblocker - Free left over from an earlier project.
So for about $12.00 our sad weathered bench got a sunny makeover. Here is the happy new face of our house. I'm a happy camper.