Crystal from The Driftwood Home used our new limited edition color, Wishing Well sealed with Hemp Oil to turn an old swinging bench into this beautiful potting bench!

It’s not often that we get to do projects for ourselves, but once I saw this color, I knew it would be perfect on the potting bench we have sitting on our porch. When we first moved into our home, one of our neighbors asked if we wanted a swinging bench. We took it knowing that we could use the wood to recreate something else, so my husband quickly created this potting bench.

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The bench is made from cedar wood so I knew it would be safe outdoors. I painted two coats of the fall limited edition color “Wishing Well.” I wanted a rustic look so I used my orbital sander to lightly distress the finish.

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I really like this color because teals and turquoises have always been colors I’ve been drawn to. This color is the perfect mix of both and I know that all my plants and pots will definitely be highlighted with such a pretty color. I also think that because it sits on my front porch, it gives our brick façade a warmer, more welcoming feel.

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I sealed the bench with two coats of hemp oil . Hemp oil is a great exterior sealant and stands up to most weather. However, you could also seal outdoor furniture with spar varathane or another exterior sealant. Since our porch is covered, it will be mostly protected from rainfall and the rare occasion we get snow.

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This color is too pretty not to showcase in your home. I can definitely see this color in a mermaid themed room , or paired with lots of bright whites and linens in the winter time.

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Crystal {The Driftwood Home}

We are Jake & Crystal Sutton, owners of Team Sutton Designs! Jake & I are both Active Duty military serving in the US Air Force. We spend our days driving across San Antonio picking up furniture that’s ready for a new look. Jake is the prep guru and does everything from sanding, to routing, to reinforcing shaky foundations. I make things pretty with my spray gun and paint brush, and design all the pieces from top to bottom. Although this is not our primary job, this is our future and every day we work harder to make our dreams of one day opening our own furniture store come true.

Make sure to follow Crystal on her blog, The Driftwood Home. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!