While at a flea market recently, I found this little church pew sitting at the end of a row of vendors, buried under some other random goods. I wasn't even sure it was for sale, but when I tracked down the seller and he said he was asking $65, I said SOLD! I loved the simple lines and pretty details, but the color didn't quite suit me, so I decided I would give it a little face lift.
(Please excuse my dog's butt.)
Much of the varnish was already worn off, so we started off with sanding as much of it as we could with both an electric sander, and just by hand in the harder-to-reach spots.
However, we weren't able to get all of it off in the more detailed areas.
Choosing the color of the new stain was no doubt the most difficult part of this process! I do tend to gravitate toward darker colors, and my pew was no exception. We went with RustOleum brand color of "Kona". It looked very, very dark going on, and I was a tad nervous we'd over done it.
I am so pleased with how it turned out! But I can rarely leave well enough alone, and am considering adding some sort of stencil on the back in either turquoise or gold flake...
What do you think?? "Yay", or "Nay"?
Thank you Amy for sharing your beautiful Pew with us!