I started about a year ago building my bench. It has been on Ana's Site before- especially for the color- Citron from Orange. I also modified the arm supports to look more modern and changed the boards to be 10" on the seat and 12" on the backs.
This year my neighbor who is a painter and I teamed up and built 6 chairs and another bench! I cut all the wood, then my neighbor primed and painted all sides except one flat. After assembly, another 2 coats of paint went on all surfaces.
It was about $400 in material for 1 bench and 6 chairs (bought from Blue)
Oh- BTW. The table is from Target with a coat of red Rustoleum!
Outdoor Laytex Gloss