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Game Bench

Outdoor Game Bench

Creating outdoor fun for young and old!

Simple benches are great, but for this project, we wanted to create fun and conversation! We took a bench that we have had for years and then searched out two old worn chairs from a local consignment shop. We removed the seats from the chairs, attached the backs to the bench then painted a board game on the bench. Along with a few other creative add-ons, we ended up with a great looking game bench! We didn’t spend a great deal of time with any part of the process – we didn’t want perfection, just fun.

Watch the one minute video and then scroll down to see the additional photos of the process and the transformation! Check out the Paintbrush GIVEAWAY at the bottom as well.

 

The Process . . .

We did a surface sanding over the entire bench, removing any loose paint, then cleaned it with a wet rag.

 

We took a small hacksaw and cut through the damaged woven seat then cut off the back.

 

Using the Zibra 2″ Chiseled Wedge to paint the bench produced a great finish and really sped the process up! The brush has loads of bristles to carry and release all the paint you need!

 

For the chair back with its spindles, the Zibra Round Brush was ideal!

 

We placed the chair backs at an angle to the bench to provide more comfort and screwed in the backs to the bench!

 

Stay with us . . . we wanted to tie in the chair backs to the game so we painted bright colored stripes.

 

You got it, Checkers! We painted a checkerboard pattern in the middle of the bench using the square brush. The Square brush has a great hidden feature, when painting smaller areas, you can flip the brush around to give you more control for painting those smaller areas. The longer side of the bristles creates a nice smooth, feathering effect.

 

We purchased small square wooden blocks from Hobby Lobby – two sizes: 12- 3/4″ to represent the checkers, 6-1″ to represent the kings. We also tested a new brush we created, a Half-Round Brush. The brush has great paint load for touch-ups and is wedged to provide precision when needed. It worked great for this project and the girls had lots of fun! We are including this brush in the GIVEAWAY so make sure you participate at the bottom of the post!

 Painting the squares and a few fingers with the Half-Round!

 

The only thing left to complete the project was the purchase of a wooden box with compartments and painting it with the Square Brush!

We drilled two holes in the back of the box so we could remove it from the bench when not in use.

 

Now for the final reveal!

This was fun to work on with the entire family and will continue to provide lots of outdoor fun over the years!

We couldn’t resist playing Chess as well!

 

Don’t miss this PAINTBRUSH GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away the brushes used in this project: Zibra Square Brush, Round Brush, 2″ Chiseled Wedge and our test brush, the Half-Round Brush. It comes in a custom painted wooden box with handle! HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below and tell us where you shared the blog post and you will be entered in the paintbrush GIVEAWAY. All those that comment and share will be entered into the random drawing. Contest closes Friday, June 9, 2017, at 3 PM EST. The winner will be announced below the kit photo Friday at 5 PM EST! Contest open to US and Canada residents only.

Congratulations to Brandi K. for winning the GIVEAWAY!

If you like this post, please share with your friends on social media!

65 Comments
  • Michelle Krutz
    Posted at 15:53h, 06 June Reply

    I did NOT expect THIS when I opened the blog! How CLEVER!!! 👍🏻❤️

    • Michelle Krutz
      Posted at 15:55h, 06 June Reply

      FYI I shared on my timeline.
      Soon will be sharing on creative FB pages and biz accounts.
      Zibra ROCKS! 👍🏻❤️😃

      • Lane Ball
        Posted at 16:17h, 06 June Reply

        Thanks Michelle!! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Dymphna
    Posted at 17:08h, 06 June Reply

    I shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:14h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lynn Swets
    Posted at 17:36h, 06 June Reply

    I shared on FB !

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:28h, 06 June Reply

      Great, thanks so much! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Christina Cameron
    Posted at 18:21h, 06 June Reply

    Hi! What a great idea, I love it! I shared on my Pinterest board named TO DO. I like the fact that the square brush has that hidden feature, sounds handy!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:28h, 06 June Reply

      Thanks so much Christina! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Kaycee F
    Posted at 18:37h, 06 June Reply

    I shared on FB and I am going to share on my Instagram account as well! I love this idea and transformation, super functional and perfect for summer fun!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:36h, 06 June Reply

      Thanks Kaycee! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nita Chojnicki
    Posted at 18:40h, 06 June Reply

    Great bench. I liked and share this page on facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:37h, 06 June Reply

      Thanks Nita! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Cindy Downing
    Posted at 19:25h, 06 June Reply

    Shared on facebook…thanks for the giveaway

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:37h, 06 June Reply

      You are entered in the giveaway Cindy!

  • Margaret E Waters​​
    Posted at 20:15h, 06 June Reply

    Shared on Facebook. The round brush is on my must buy list. 🙂

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:37h, 06 June Reply

      You will love the Round Brush Margaret! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • David Wiles
    Posted at 18:03h, 07 June Reply

    What a great idea!! I shared this on Facebook and might have to try this as well!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:18h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks David! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Gwen Sain
    Posted at 18:49h, 07 June Reply

    I also shared on FB. I love your projects!! Easy and practical!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 19:17h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks Gwen! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Denise Allen
    Posted at 21:54h, 07 June Reply

    Shared on Pinterest and Facebook!!! Love Zibra Brushes!!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:03h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Denise! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lorie Weston
    Posted at 23:52h, 07 June Reply

    Love this! Shared on facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:03h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Lorie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Barbara Riffe
    Posted at 10:29h, 08 June Reply

    I have always wanted to make a bench from a door. Like the bench from chairs too.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:04h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Barbara! Make sure you let us know you shared on social media so you can be entered in the giveaway!

  • Rachel Clarke
    Posted at 10:33h, 08 June Reply

    I shared on facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Love the project.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:04h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Rachel! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Brandi Kilpatrick
    Posted at 10:33h, 08 June Reply

    Love those brushes! I shared on my Facebook page, The Junque Market.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:05h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Brandi! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Rob Fishburn
    Posted at 10:47h, 08 June Reply

    I shared on my Facebook page. I follow Prodigal Pieces and Larissa can’t say enough good about your brushes. I’d love to work with them!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:05h, 08 June Reply

      That is great Rob, Larissa’s work is amazing! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Gayleen littrell.
    Posted at 10:53h, 08 June Reply

    Simple and easy, good information will share

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:05h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Gayleen! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nancy Lulek
    Posted at 10:53h, 08 June Reply

    Love it. Looking for my next project! Shared on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:06h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Nancy! Let us know if you create a game bench! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Val @ Love My DIY Home
    Posted at 11:02h, 08 June Reply

    I’ve not tried Zibra yet, but they look like great brushes. Your project turned out great!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:16h, 08 June Reply

      You need to try them soon! Make sure you let us know you shared on social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • Mechele McDaniel Rose
    Posted at 11:04h, 08 June Reply

    Shared to my personal facebook page

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:15h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Mechele, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lori Lipetzky
    Posted at 12:47h, 08 June Reply

    I shared this on my Pinterest board under projects…grandkids will LOVE it!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:14h, 08 June Reply

      They definitely will Lori! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Leona Good
    Posted at 13:18h, 08 June Reply

    I posted on my Facebook page! Such an original idea!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:34h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Leona! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Jeannie Overton
    Posted at 13:53h, 08 June Reply

    I shared mine on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:35h, 08 June Reply

      Great Jeannie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Catherine A. Klose
    Posted at 14:52h, 08 June Reply

    I love these projects! Shared this on Pinterest on my For the Home and DIY Crafts boards as well as FB.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:35h, 08 June Reply

      Wow, great Catherine! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Wendy Battistel
    Posted at 15:53h, 08 June Reply

    I would love to win!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:36h, 08 June Reply

      Make sure you let us know that you shared on your social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • Kaycee F
    Posted at 16:23h, 08 June Reply

    Crossing my fingers and toes on this one!!!! I really, , , , really, , , , really, , , ,want to try these brushes!!!!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:41h, 08 June Reply

      Make sure you let us know you shared on your social media so you can be entered in the giveaway!

  • Alicia H
    Posted at 17:56h, 08 June Reply

    Great project! I shared on FB! Would love to win a brush set! Thanks for all you do!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 19:59h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Alicia! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Dee Thomas
    Posted at 20:14h, 08 June Reply

    Neat idea! Shared on fb,I don’t do the others.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:38h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Dee! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nicole stec
    Posted at 20:46h, 08 June Reply

    Wow! What a transformation! Your brushes look amazing! I’ve been trying to find them. No one near us has them for sale ☹️️

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:39h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Nicole! We hope you can try them soon – our blog shop has the brushes at a great price as well! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Sian Brothers
    Posted at 21:10h, 08 June Reply

    I’ll be sharing on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:39h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks Sian! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • JoLynn Davis
    Posted at 01:54h, 09 June Reply

    Great ideas! I shared on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (username jeauxlynn)

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:16h, 09 June Reply

      Great JoLynn! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Doreen Hill
    Posted at 02:04h, 09 June Reply

    That game bench is adorable and so clever! I love when fun and functional collide!
    I was just looking at zibra brushes at the store today! Would 💜 to win this pack!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:30h, 09 June Reply

      Thanks so much Doreen! We hope you can try our Zibra brushes soon! You are entered in the giveaway!

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