Finally the sun came out the other afternoon, and the temperature rose above sixty degrees.
It was painting time again.
I knew I had a small window of opportunity to get one big piece finished and maybe several small items.
I was so-o-o-o happy to back outside in the warm sunlight painting away.
Remember the primitive carpenter's bench I bought?
I unloaded it, the mold, the white metal tool caddy and the radiator can.
The radiator can is still soaking to remove the motor oil.
The mold just needed brushing off.
I will show what I did to the metal tool caddy later,
This post is all about sun and a prim white bench!
Ah-h-h, pulling out my painting frame and upending the bench to begin its make-over felt wonderful.
It had been too, too long.
I was basking in the sun.
Can you tell I am an outside kind of girl?
I cleaned with a scrubby brush to get rid of the dust and dirt.
I added a few more dings in the newer looking pieces with a wire brush and a hammer.
Mixed up some thick gesso, chalk paint mixture that I am loving at the moment.
The oops latex paint was an antique white.
I used two coats.
Using a heavy grit sandpaper I created worn spots for distressing.
Banged on it with the wire brush and hammer again.
Gave it two coats of Minwax Finishing Paste Wax - clear.
Look - shadows!
I think this prim white carpenter's bench would be perfect inside a door to store shoes before entering the house.
Or in the craft room pulled up to a work table with the bin to store supplies.
Notice the shadow of a dried stone crop head against the white front?
I started to paint that detail on it.
I decided not to, but wish I had.
Maybe it wants to be in the garden shed - a bunch of pots could fit into the bench.
Wherever it ends up, I know it will be useful.
Boy, I really wish I had painted that flower shadow on the bench.
But I didn't.
Shortly after finishing up, the clouds returned and a slight drizzle appeared sending me scurrying about to pack the bench in the truck and clean up the painting supplies.
It was fun while it lasted.
Me, the sun, and a prim white bench.
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