Introduction: Restored Vintage Cast Iron Angel Garden Bench
Restored a vintage Cast Iron Angel garden bench. Used old barn wood and painted it.
What you will need:
Spray Paint or Outdoor Paint
Screwdriver (preferably motorized)
And a Steady Hand ;)
Step 1: Clean Pieces
Clean and prep your pieces to paint. One man's trash really is another man's treasure, because these pieces came from the local dump.
Step 2: Paint Your Pieces
Next paint your pieces, the easiest way I know how to do this is with spray paint.
Step 3: Detail Work on Sides
Next use a paintbrush and paint of your choice to paint the details.
Step 4: Detail Work on Back
Next tape up around details and paint. Wait till dry and then pull tape off.
Step 5: Details on Back Cont...
Same as in the previous step.. tape and paint, let dry and pull off.
Step 6: Details on Back Cont...
Tape and paint, let dry and pull off.
Step 7: Angel Before Touch Up...
These pics show how it will look once the tape is pulled off.. you can touch it up later.
Step 8: Painting the Grapes
Next I Hand-painted the Grapes. I mixed some paint to get the right color. Let dry. If you want eyes on the Angel you can use the end of the brush and dab a spot on each eye, I put some on it but that is optional.
Step 9: Touching Up Back
After everything has dried, it is time to touch up the black on the back. Tape up the designs then spray the entire piece the color of choice . Let dry. after the piece is dried, you can touch up any imperfections. (This can be done with the spray paint and a brush, spray the paint into the cap and then use the brush.)
Step 10: Framework
Time to do the framework.
Step 11: Framing
Gather some wood (in this case old barn wood). Cut and rip to length. Run the boards through a planner to smooth them up, be careful to get all the nails out. Next cut the end boards to fit around the back as seen in the last pic
Step 12: Frame Assembly
After making sure that the boards fit, screw them in place. I had to cut the boards slightly at a angle to make them fit. As you can see in the pics the screws I used was a little to long so I had to cut the excess off. Mark and drill the bolt holes for the back.
Step 13: Boards for Seat
Measure and cut the length of the boards. Mark and drill holes for the bolts to go through. Sand the boards down using 50 grit and then 220. Next it is time to coat them and the boards on the back piece with polyurethane. Let dry
Step 14: Seat Boards and Back Assembly
Next assemble the boards for the seat. Note the screws are long here too, so they will have to be cut off. After assembling the boards for the seat, assemble the back piece. Sand and re coat the places that were scuffed by cutting the screws off. Let dry.
Step 15: Finished Project
You are all finished! Enjoy your new bench, sell it or trade it (which I did).
Step 16: Traded for This!
An old 1800's front church pew! Follow me and Check back for an instructable of the pew!
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