Now for the bench. Oh, I love this bench. It was a hideous mix of forest green, burgundy, and gold. Someone had made an attempt to stamp it with butterflies. The poor thing had been tossed out and was sitting alongside the road, left to beg for a new home with loving (splintered, paint stained) hands to again give it life. Fortunately, it had seen some time outside, so the paint had a good headstart on peeling. After a bit of scrubbing with a Brillo pad, most of the paint is gone.
I have special plans for this. Some paint, templates, and the inspiration of my nephews and niece will all combine into a special bench for Aunt Gertie (me). The base coat is on, so now it's just a matter of getting on the stenciling, and a good coat of wax.
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I hope you scored lots of goodies.
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