Friday, June 3, 2011

New Life for an Old Pew

Well this has just been a weird blogging week. Memorial Day, the kids being on summer break [which is a big YAY!], my internet not working for a day and the fact that I’m knee-deep in my mini mega office makeover have all kept me from doing much here at Salvage Savvy. So here I am… sneaking away to my computer at 5:30 in the morning in order to at least share with you one good project this week!!




Here’s the story of my church pew project:
My dad gave me this pew a few months ago [my super hero hubby was like, “Awesome. A church pew. Where exactly is that going in our house?” I assured him that I had a plan… which I did… kind of]. However, I knew that no matter where it went, I wanted it to be bright and cheery [and white].
Here’s the funny thing [when I say "funny" I mean "pitiful"]. Remember when I spray painted that zebra striped entry table, and I specifically said, “However, I will caution you that if you are doing a large, totally flat surface [table tops, the side of a dresser, etc.] it is difficult to get a really nice, even finish using spray paint [which is my professional way of saying don’t use it.].” Well, I decided that rules are just made to be broken and went out and bought about 150 cans of white spray paint [actually 5 or 6]. Soooo, three cans of spray paint later, here’s what my pew looked like:

As it turns out, rules are not made to be broken. Rules are made to be followed in order to make life easier and less complicated. [Don't worry, the irony was not lost on me that I learned this lesson while working on a CHURCH pew!] D’oh. Back to the store to purchase semi-gloss latex exterior paint [I chose exterior paint because it’s more durable]. A few coats of paint later and, voila- a cheery, happy church pew, ready for my home [now...where to put it?!].
I realize that this isn't the greatest picture, but if you want to see a better one, just check out my blog header...

Oh, and I was just featured again this morning- woo-hoo! Bella @ Bella Before and After featured my mirror, go check out her top 10 features [because obviously she has amazing taste]!!





11 comments:

  1. I love the white, it looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. HOW PRETTY! I would love to have a porch big enough to use one of those on. It turned out SO NICE!!;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. You did a wonderful job, love how it looks.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What an absolutely charming bench!! I love how it turned out! Would love for you to come share this at my weekend decorating party at my blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is gorgeous! I love the bright white! I'd love if you joined us over at Sew Woodsy to link up this project!

    BTW... I'm your newest follower... number 199! eep!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

    ReplyDelete
  7. How lucky are you to get an awesome FREE church pew! I love pews. This one looks especially nice with the white paint

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is beautiful! Sorry spray paint didn't work better for you; I have the same issues! But sometimes it *seems* like it will be so much easier!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your church pew! I found one a few years ago and it sits at my entrance as a catch all for my kids book bags, shoes, etc..! How funny about the spray paint..I did the SAME thing with a dresser and after 3 cans went and bought a can of paint...live and learn! Came over from Ms Mustard Seed! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the lines on this pew. Great makeover.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...