Good Friday morning! Everyone glad it’s Friday?? I know I am!
I know…like Dear Husband, you are thinking: “She rearranged the living room again?!?” I did, but it all had to do with this bench.
I found this bench at my favorite furniture consignment store. The woman consigning it had brought in a bunch of school-related stuff. She said that this bench came from an old school and it was outside the principal’s office. Students would sit here, nervously awaiting their fate with their principal!
I loved it. The story and the bench. You can see the layers of paint, worn by years of students sitting on it.
I sprayed a layer of water-based polycrylic over the bench so that it would protect the paint layers and patina.
At first, I put the bench by our big window in the living room. It was the perfect size for that space.
I had visions of reading on it, with a cup of coffee, pensively staring out the window.
That didn’t happen. Instead, I got grumpy dogs who were mad that I blocked their view out the window. Sigh.
So, I decided to move it. Bear was certainly happy about that.
I have wanted to put a table in the living room for a while now, ever since I had moved the dining room in here long ago. I like having a place to do puzzles, play games, etc. I gave up my old table (that I used as a
place to pile up papers desk) and moved it to the living room.
The bench looked great with this table.
Hank thought so, too.
As a bonus, I can see the bench now; before, the sectional blocked it.
I love it here and can’t wait for us to use it for playing games and doing homework!
Clearly I have a thing for old school items – check out my repurposed lockers HERE:
For more upcycling and repurposing projects, click HERE: