Friday, April 17, 2009

the bench that stayed behind...

I'm finally getting the opportunity to work on my backyard. I have the front yard looking exactly how I want it. Now, it's time to focus on the back. This park bench came with us in a move from our old house a few years ago. The previous owner's moving truck was full and it was left behind, to our benefit. I stained the wood the color of the fence, found a good spot for it, and finished it with some cozy cream pillows. Last week, I finished staining the back and side fence with
Behr's solid deck stain in coffee, which is the same color I did for our deck. It mostly took away the ugly gray sprinkler marks and I'm really liking how it's looking. I finished off the flower beds with classic black mulch that gives the plants a pop. I love black bark. I'm testing the Scott's variety to see if it really lives up to the guarantee to not fade.


1 comment:

S. Smith said...

Black mulch? Never heard of it. Then again I am not quite the gardener you are : )

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