Friday, September 17, 2010

{Thrift Store Bench Redo }


Did you know people actually arrive @ the Salvation Army Thrift store BEFORE it opens?  No kidding...

I really LOVE Thrift Stores.  First- be there BEFORE the store opens so you can be the first to run in knocking people over....:)  Just kidding!

This day I found this.  A stool maybe?  It was 3.98!


I removed the top and recovered it with some canvas I had.  I took a sander to the wood to rough it up a tad. Then it sat there for days while I did other things.  I am learning this about myself ~ I have to ruminate over things until something whispers .........

WORDS....I LOVE words BUT even more I LOVE the meanings of words...


THIS word caused my heart to skip a beat...I want to remember it....so I put it on the bench!  { printed the word out on paper - cut it out with a craft knife - taped it on and dabbed on the paint!  EASY }


Satori ~ it means the soul's awakening

Finished ~ I also brushed in some black paint with a sponge brush and gently wiped some of it back off.  I like the warmth the brown and black give.  You can see the slight difference from the first picture to the second. 


I don't know where it will be placed ... yet...it will be waiting again until it whispers.

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4 comments:

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

amazing! The stencil makes it sooo special!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Great job! I love the personalization.

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

I love me some SA Thrifting. And I love benches, and stenciling, and the whole ding dang thing. Great job!

Amy Kinser said...

It's wonderful!

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