This bench was painted green, then royal blue, then it sat out in my daughter's yard for a year before I rescued it! I wanted it black but I didn't have any interior/exterior paint, so I decided I would use gloss black, and I'm so pleased with the results! Here it is in the entryway all decorated for Christmas. I think it turned out really cute! The Christmas trees I made in ceramics in 1986!! The Santa is a vintage one. I'm not sure what kind of base he used to sit on as there was a hole in the center, but I made a wooden block to stabilize him and just screwed it on. I have several of these Santas and love each of them.
Are you getting ready for Christmas? We are!