Saturday, November 22, 2014

So Blue, So Primitive

primitive blue bench
So blue and so primitive.

A large bench.

It just needed a tiny bit of loving.

Here it is after a good scrubbing and a light sanding.

You both have met before.  See here!

The underbelly wasn't painted so I left it that way.

This is the before shot.

And this is the after shot.

I applied MinWax Poly in Mission Oak.

Spread it on with a foam brush, then wipe off.

The before shot of the top.

The after shot.

The color is much richer.

The bench - so blue, so primitive.

Remember the surprise guest coming to my blog on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Someone who has been missed in Bloglandia while she lives the life of ease completely tearing apart a house and putting it back together.

More hints tomorrow.

See y'all! 

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  1. I have that exact bench in green, which I never liked! Time to start sanding it.
    Your color is gorgeous!!

  2. Cute bench! I love the blue!

  3. Love that blue!!! I have my suspicions on who the surprise guest is, but I'll keep it to myself. Can't wait to see if I'm right. Looks warm and sunny there. I'm so envious!!

  4. Nice bench Donna and the color is perfect. You are really finding some nice benches.
    Audrey Z.

  5. Alright Lady.....Fork the Bench on over!!! lol! ;-P
    I am actually on the hunt for one like yours.....I am hopeful that I will be able to locate one that is as nice as yours!!!

  6. Love your bench, we used to make those all the time in Mt and some KY. Made them in lots of styles, colors, sizes. We still have some we made before we left MT in 99. I love them and won't part with them, can use them for so many things. We just used good old pine and those benches/stools have held up. Hubs used to cut them out, put together then I'd sand them, paint or stain after he went back on road. I'd be sanding and painting/staining in our mud room in the winter .
    Happy weekend and season

  7. It does look prettier! I have a stack of 3 benches that I've never touched. Maybe I should!

  8. Love the blue! I just painted a tool box I bought this summer that color--almost exactly. Am posting about it next week, I think. Love the final product :)

  9. I love that blue bench. It would fit in just great in a number of places in my house.

  10. She's a BEAUT and cleaned up nicely! Kyla @ HouseOfHipsters

  11. Chippy love for sure Donna! Woot, woot!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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