On New Years Day, whilst still in a vertigo fog, we had brunch with some dear friends. Though much of the conversations were a blur, I do remember my friend Suzanne saying, "Gretchen, I don't want you to feel like you have to take it, but I have an old pew..."
In which she was interrupted with my over-eager YES! I'll take it!!!
She described it as "chippy" and in need of some TLC.
I like chippy. And old.
Yes, I'm wearing "mom jeans" because the barn was freezing cold and I had 25 layers underneath.
We buffed and cleaned and brought back her original beauty from the ashes of a 1976 mustard colored bad decision.
Because I wanted the grain of the wood to show through I combined
1 part paint/2 parts water
Using some leftover white paint we already had, this became a FREE project. Woop woop!
It turns out to be the best place to display my great-grandmother's quilt, too.
I'm so thankful my sweet friend couldn't find a spot in her home for this beauty. I'll think of her every time I walk by.