Learn how you can easily transform your entryway, patio or even balcony decor with this stunning budget-friendly 2ft x 4ft Anthropologie inspired bench makeover.
I had a blast working on this project not only did the bench turn out the way I wanted it to but it has instantly brightened up my balcony where I have placed this bench.
If you liked this Bench Makeover Idea be sure to check out my DIY Throw Blanket Bench and Kilim Bench Makeover as well.
This was my original inspiration, stunning wall art from Anthropologie home decor section.
The design is pretty easy and abstract which I absolutely love. The flowers and leaf design goes so well with my balcony decor where I am trying to grow some veggies and flowers for spring.
The complete balcony makeover is coming up in a few weeks and things are coming together slowly but surely.
Last week I created an Ikea Basket Coffee Table for the space and this week a gorgeous Bench.
Lastly, if you love Anthropologie Hacks like this one be sure to check out my Anthropologie Knock Off Vase, DIY Anthro Inspired Mirror, and Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Makeover.
Wood for Bench Seating (2 ft x 4 ft)
Tutorial for Anthropologie Inspired DIY Bench Makeover
It had been two years since I made this bench and you can check out my DIY Outdoor Bench Makeover post for the full step by step and how amazing it actually looked Before.
But since I’ve kept it outside on my balcony over the years it had some discoloration, a lot of dirt had accumulated and of course exposure to Sun.
Hence here we are today with a re-makeover of this bench because it really needed one.
I loved the existing legs of the bench but not the color of it which is why I detached it using a power tool so I could freshen it up.
I chose a Metallic Gold Spray Paint to paint the legs of the bench.
It had the perfect shiny finish to it which made the grey legs come back to life again.
I gave each leg two coats of the spray paint so it was fully covered.
The first order of business was to paint the wooden part of the bench in a gorgeous lavender and grey paint color combination.
I used DecoArt’s Multi-Surface Paint which was perfect to be used on this Outdoor Patio Bench.
The original Anthro version Wall Art had the flower and leaf pattern which is what I drew onto the bench with a pencil before I started painting it.
After that, I mixed both the Raspberry and Red paint color to fill out the flower patterns.
For the leaf part of the design, I used a mix of light and dark blue colors.
Using a thin-tipped paintbrush I filled out the design.
I also added small round shaped flowers on the bench just like the original Anthro design.
For the flower base, I went with the beige color.
And then in the middle, I used a light pink color.
The final little touch that made a huge difference in the design was adding black paint color in the middle of the red flowers.
And that was it.
What do you guys think?
This bench adds such a light breezy and spring vibe to my balcony decor, I absolutely love it.
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