Forever and ever they lived there. And nothing changed, they lived very simply.
Their two sons had one small room with a bunk bed. The bed was stained in a 1950's blonde wood color, old but in pristine condition.
For a brief time the bunk bed went to live at our oldest sons house where he painted it black. When he was done with it (because he made two new beds for two exceptionally adorable kids) the beds came back to our garage.
There were two head boards, and two foot boards. When it returned to us I no longer saw old head and foot boards, I saw four benches.
I blame Gail at MyRepurposedLife for what I saw, because seriously she can make a bench out of any headboard ever made. I take that back, she can make a bench out of anything, period.
The first bench was sized for an open spot on our front porch. Old wood was used from the junk wood pile, making this redo cost zero.... unless you count the price of the building that came with the bunk bed.
I painted it outside instead of in my entry way, and I was as surprised by this fact as anyone. Yes I was in my jammies and had one ear tuned to the South in case the UPS man were to drive in.
I stained/and/or/painted every slat slightly different shades of whatever we had around, then I did a wash of dark stain, wiped it off and varnished it. If you look to the right in the above photo you will see two sample pots of paint.
Until I get to the nursery for some porch flowers there is one outdoor pillow to keep the bench company. The weatherman says only 38* tonight. Geeze!
The camera caught an apparition on the right. See it? The hazy smokey white shape? Or are you like me and see benches?
Now the UPS man has a place to set my packages.
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