Last December, by “last” I mean 2011, I went to my friend Tracey’s house for our annual Christmas get-together. That’s when I bought this cute little bench. Not at her house. She took us to a cool store over near Gettysburg.
I think it’s a reproduction old church pew. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for either the foyer or this spot by the back door (in the breakfast room), where we keep our shoes, jackets, and dog-walking equipment. And I was right. It’s the perfect spot to sit and put your shoes on.
It actually fit perfectly. The problem is, we tend to amass quite the collection of shoes there. It’s a bit unsightly and goes completely against Hubby’s natural tendency toward order.
So he decided to make a new bench.
Now, craftsman that he is, he usually tends to work with fancy hardwoods that I am not allowed to paint. But I asked him, nicely of course, to use the kind of wood that I can paint.
I can paint hardwood, but not without him cringing and complaining loudly and often about me destroying the natural beauty of the wood.
Anyway, he decided to acquiesce and build a new bench for us. He used wood he knew I’d paint (makes me happy) and designed it to hide our shoes (makes him happy).
You don’t see any shoes, right?
How about now…
Now I just have to paint it.
A blank slate. Sigh…
I’ve decided on a color. The trick will be fitting it into the schedule.
As for the original bench…
It doesn’t work in the foyer. So it’s bye-bye cute little bench.
I hope I can find a home for it!