Good morning! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day.
Are we all ready to dive into fall – and all that fall brings – head first? I am! Our filbert harvest is creeping up on us and the leaves are already starting to turn in a few places. Football has started and school starts this week for Joey.
So I say bring.it.on.
I’m showing you a fun little bench I did a couple of weeks ago. The Gossip Bench.
It is called a gossip bench because that is exactly what it is – or was, back in the day.
The before shot reveals the original and second layer of chair fabric, both of which made me gag a little. LOL.
The finish was in pretty bad shape. I would have loved to strip it down and restore it with a beautiful mahogany stain but
a) I don’t have that kind of time
b) I don’t have that kind of patience
c) I know better
Believe it or not, this was done with a five layer treatment.
- A custom chalk paint color mix
- A wash with a custom chalk paint color mix/wash
- A wash with a mahogany stain
- Light Wax
- Jacobean wax
Out with the rotary phone and in with a glass of wine and cell phone.
So, do you have any good gossip to share?
I promise it will stay just between you and me.
Can’t you just picture a Mrs. Kravitz (remember her??) sitting here with her black rotary phone on the side?
I can – but it would have to be next to a window so she could be peeking outside the curtain and spying on her neighbors at the same time.
Did you know a Mrs. Kravitz? I sure did. Two of them actually, and they shall remain nameless of course.
Here are the sites that I enjoy linking my projects to on a weekly basis:
Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
HOme Savvy A To Z
The Southern Institute:Creative Me Monday
Everything Under The Moon – Bedazzle Me Monday
More the Merrier at DIY Home Sweet Home
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Crafts Keep Me Sane at Keeping It Simple
Home Stories A To Z
Time To Shine at Diamond In The Stuff
How To Nest For Less
Thrifty Decor Chick - First Monday of Every Month
Shades Of Amber Chalk Paint Party
A Bowl Full of Lemons
DIY By Design
Trash 2 Treasures at Kammy’s Korner
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life
Live Laugh Rowe
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Primitive and Proper
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
A Glimpse Inside
house of hepworths
The Rooster And The Hen – First & Third Fridays
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Frugalicious Fridays at Finding Fabulous
Chic On A Shoestring
Miss Mustard Seed
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense
happy hour projects
Pretty Handy Girl – DIY Talent Parade
Jennifer Rizzo Show Us Friday
Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff
Be Different Act Normal
My1929Charmer: Sunday Best
Homemaker On A Dime
Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Home
Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures