I am not a Craigslist fanatic, but I do get on to check things out from time to time. I always check the free stuff first and then I go to the furniture section, and then finally to the antique section. I have rarely called on or purchased anything because it has to be something specific that I am looking for, and priced within a limit that I've set for myself. With those parameters, the pickin's are slim.
I happened upon a free listing one morning that I just had to be the first to get!
One of the items up for grabs was this cute little deacons bench.
Truth be told, I didn't even notice the bench in the picture on the add. It was all the other stuff that I was interested in. (I will show that later!) It wasn't until we got to the house to pick it all up that I spotted it!
Although it appeared to have been sitting outside for the last several years, it was solid.
It was also super dirty.
So I cleaned it up and went to work.
I sanded it lightly and spray painted it a lovely buttery yellow.
Then I sanded it again to distress it, and wiped Old English scratch cover all over it. (I opted for the Old English because it doesn't have an offensive smell like stain does and I didn't want to wait to bring it in the house.)
I put it in the hallway that leads to the preschool room, next to the guest bathroom.
(Picture taken from laundry room doorway)
Then I made this little pinwheel wall quilt to hang over it.
Oh. I love things like this. Especially with the very affordable and agreeable price of free. ;)
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Hey there! I am so glad you stopped by! Allow me to introduce myself..........................I'm Jo-Anne, a skinny girl living in a chubby body. I currently live in Arizona where my dear hubby is a coach at the local University. Living here has kicked my 40-something year old sweat glands into overdrive!!!........... I am a mother of four----all practically grown up---- children. They are my greatest blessing! ...............I enjoy thrift store shopping and fabric hoarding. I hope you enjoy your visit here with me as you read about my life's journey. Be sure to let me know that you stopped by! Leave me a comment........ ;) ;) Take care!!