One afternoon I was in my booth space puttering around. Cleaning, stocking & so on. My friend Terry stopped in & said hello. He was also puttering around his space. We barter back & forth, you know the good old fashioned kind of bartering that you rarely see anymore!
He came to me & said this bench I have down here isn't moving. I think it needs a little freshening up. What do you think, could you do something with it? Me!?! Yes of course I can. I sat on it...literally... for a couple of weeks. I loved it & thought it fit this space well that you see above!
But, I can't keep everything. So, I decided to let my creative mind go forth.
I wanted to add a little seat cushion, so I pulled off the little piece of divider. It was nailed on & so it came off easily.
I cleaned it well, scuffed it up a bit, and mixed my paint to a color I loved. It was Miss Mustard Seed lucketts green and kitchen scale for the win! I loved the greenish blue hue it provided!
While I let the paint dry, I created a seat template using cardboard. I used the cardboard since it bends easily. I cut out a rectangular piece that would fit into the area, and then using a sharpie I traced the curved area on the bottom side.
I finished up the painting. I used hemp oil to do a little wet sanding and distressing. And, then I attached my seat.
Once it was all in place, I decided I wanted just a bit more detail, and so I added the nailhead trim!
Once I took it back into the shop to drop it off is when I found out that this sweet little bench has a name. It is a cobblers bench! I never knew that!
I love the way it turned out. And, I finally had to get it out of my house & down to the shop because I would've just kept it for myself!