Monday, September 12, 2011

Ethan Allen bench completed....

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I was busy finishing several benches and handpainted signs trying to get ready for the craft fair this coming Saturday.  I wanted to share with you the bench I finished for the Labor Day craft fair which was actually purchased by a friend of mine.
It is the Ethan Allen bed that I almost felt guilty for cutting apart (almost).  Doesn't it make a nice bench?
 Here it is in the shop just after I painted it.  I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Graphite.
 Then I sanded it and waxed it using both clear and dark wax.
 In certain lights it really looks grey and in others it has a blue tint.
 I used a stencil to add the saying to it.  I got this stencil several years ago and have used it so many times on so many signs and benches.  It's the perfect saying for a bench.  And since I have the stencil, there's no reason to hand paint the sign on this bench.
 This is just after we got things set up at the Essex Labor Day Market. 
There was a lot of interest in the bench and it sold to a friend that I used to work with.  He let me keep it in the space until after the Labor Day Parade and then a couple of football kids came and took it away.  I did get an order for another bench so now I'm on the hunt for more headboards since my inventory has been greatly depleted over the last month.  Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment :

  1. super bench! I'm glad it sold, but also glad you got to hang on to it to get another order. :)
    good luck at the next fair!