Make it Monday: make your own beautiful bench

Make it Monday: make your own beautiful bench


Posted 2nd July

In just a couple of hours, you can transform three unassuming pallets into a bench for two. Pick any colour you like, and decorate with coordinating cushions for the party-perfect snuggling bench!

You will need

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Garden Furniture Paint
Wooden pallets – Available at Homebase
Small roller and tray
Paint brush
Scatter cushions
Electric drill with screws

Directions

1 Ensure surfaces are smooth, dry and free from contaminants. Take your chosen shade of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Garden Furniture Paint and paint the pallets. This clever paint requires no priming, is water resistant and is mould and alge resistant too. Use a mini roller for an even finish. One to two coats will be needed, and you’ll need to leave the paint to dry for one hour before flipping the pallet over and painting the underside. You might need to use a brush for the harder-to-reach areas.

2 Create the base of your bench by stacking one or more pallets to the right height. When you’re happy, secure them with screws and an electric drill. Add another pallet propped in a vertical position create the back of your chair. Again, secure it in place with a drill and screws.



3 Dress for comfort! Homebase sells special pallet furniture cushions that fit perfectly on top of its pallets. Add colour with more scatter cushions, pot plants and fairy lights.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum / Homebase





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