A couple weeks later my parents visited and I asked my dad if he could help me sturdy it up! We got brackets from the store and strengthened the joints so the bench was almost as good as new! At this point I didn't know what I was going to do next, but spontaneously decided I wanted to paint it. I tend to like neutral colors because it goes with everything, but I wanted to be different this time and go bold so I got a paint color called "bold sangria." Yup, it sure is bold. I painted the bench the color and ended up bringing it inside and threw gray pillows on it. I think it looks pretty good. What do you think?
Before doing anything to it. It was a dark brown and a purple color. Gross!
Painting with my dad!
Brought it inside and put some gray pillows on it!
Oh, and I had leftover paint so I painted an unfinished bookshelf I had too!
Before painting the bookshelf
After painting the bookshelf
The finished product!