Everything old is new again…

4 Oct

Found this great bench at the Aberfoyle antique market this summer. The scale and construction were perfect…looking beyond the hasty coat of leftover house paint and a sloppy application of varnish I thought it could be a winner… 

Diamond in the rough...?
Diamond in the rough…?

 
  

After a thorough scraping a coat of Homestead House milk paint was applied, then a sanding, then urethane…another sanding and finally a coat of Briwax rubbed on until we got a warm glow.

Scraping away the mess...
Scraping away the mess…

 
  

It’s new home as an elegant addition to this understated entry hall. 

One Handsome bench!

one handsome bench!

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