A Painted Bus Stop Bench

When we first moved into our house (which we rent) in September 2011, there was a bus stop in our backyard.  I was not overly impressed with the concrete and broken wood structure, or the words “LSD”, “Coke”, and “Cocaine” carved into the Bireley’s Soda advertisement.  However, with little other seating in our backyard, it stayed.  Last week, we were planning a mission trip reunion party in our backyard, so I decided it was time to give the old bus stop a fresh coat of paint.


As you can see, it looks a lot cleaner and brighter with a fresh coat of paint!  I “shopped” our garage for the “free” can of white paint that I used to paint it.  It still needs one more coat of paint to cover the previous design.  I’m thinking about projecting and painting a Young Life logo onto the front and back of the bus stop.  I also got to experiment with some drywall compound (to fill in the carved words), and my new orbital sander (my Christmas gift from Brad!)  If you look closely, you can also see our new fence going up in the background.


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3 Responses to “A Painted Bus Stop Bench”

  1. Yolanda says:

    Big improvement on the bench! I do have a project that I know needs to be taken care of esp. after paying someone to repair it- that’s my shed. It needs painting. I haven’t gotten around to it for one reason or another but the real reason is laziness (doing the prep work to get the job done).

    This is how you inspire me because I know that you are busy with little ones and yet you manage to get projects done. This motivates me to get started (my “little” ones are almost 10 and 7 years old so they can help in this task).

    • Jessica says:

      That’s great that your “little” ones are old enough to help! I know what you mean–most of the time when I don’t get stuff done it’s more of a time management issue. 🙂

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