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Little Wooden Window Bench

07 September 2010

Tracy at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures had her hubby make a nice little wooden window bench for her dinning area.  This is such a sweet project:


My husband was tired of me nagging asking him to build me a bench for my bay window in the dining area so Friday we went to Lowe’s and got the wood to build it.
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Knock Off Wood had the plans to build the bench that I had in mind.  You can see the post here.
After getting all of the wood pieces cut
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my husband stayed up late to get it finished for me.
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I think he did a great job.  After buying $30 worth of wood my sister comes by and informs me she has one of these in her attic that she bought for $5 at a garage sale.  Oh well.  I would rather have one my husband made just for me.  Plus it lets me talk about him on here which I told you he likes.
Ok here it is painted. 
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Sometimes I think my glazing technique just makes things look dirty, this was my 2nd paint attempt because the first green made my bench look like a baby shower mint.
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But I couldn’t leave well enough alone.  I found a cool stencil at Hobby Lobby this weekend that I wanted to try. 
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I got out my favorite color of stencil paint (Folk Art in wrought iron) and my favorite stencil brush.
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Now that the bench is done, I need to come up with something else for him to make so I can nag some more. 

It looks great and what a good hubby for making it!  I think that the stencil adds a nice little detail to the new little wooden window bench, don't you?   

11 comments:

Kindra-At Home With K September 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

Love the bench! I'll have to look for the birdie stencil next time I'm at Hobby Lobby!

Annie Louise September 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

Love the bench and yes I like the bird stencil, just gives it that little added pop.
Jeanette

Debbie September 7, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

YEAH for husbands!!! Mine helped me with a project this weekend too. He did a great job on the bench, and I really do like the bird you put on there!!!!

HoHumCards.com September 7, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

It looks great, to make you feel better, I saw one like that on sale at an antique store for $60...you saved $30.

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl September 7, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

yay! for husbands that build stuff! mine doesn't:( love the green and the glazing! it looks perfect and i love knock off wood!

RobinStar Quilting April 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

I love the bench and stencil. What color of green did you paint it? I have an old bench I am going to do this to. Thanks for sharing.

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