Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little grey bench...

Hi Everyone!  There's still so much to do before the fair this weekend but I thought I'd take a moment for show and tell.  I had a little time on my lunch break today while there was a little sun to take some pictures to share with you.
 I built this bench out of 1x8's, 1x6's, 1x4's and 1x2's....all of which I had on hand.
 I cut the boards, glued them together, and attached the cross boards using screws.
 Once it was built, I took it to my Mom (without the seat) to paint.  I mixed up the color, it's a grey blue that doesn't look this blue in real life.  Mom painted it for me and then I did some light sanding of it.
 I put together two 1x8's for the seat, sanded it and painted the underside of it white before attaching it to the base.
I painted the top and then hand painted the tree branch and the bird in black.
I still have to wax and buff the top which is on my to do list for tonight.  I will be taking this to the Arbor Day Fair in Nebraska City this weekend.  And now I need to get back to work.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Of course you hand painted the tree branch and the bird :).

    This is stunning. I bet this will be your first sale. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. It's just lovely! Anything with a bird on it for me!

  3. ohhh holly--that will go quick! So darn cute! Good luck with the final preparations!

  4. Great job on this bench, Holly! The colors are great and I just love your bird painting on top. Have fun at the fair!

  5. The title made my head start singing Prince and Little Red Corvette.


  6. So cute, you did a fabulous job! Stopping by from My Repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can 119...

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C