"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On the bench...

I mentioned not being able to paint wood in my last post but that is not entirely true. It is true for antiques. However, we have been refinishing our bedroom furniture which was looking very tired. This bench is something I found in a farm shop up in Drenthe. I love it but it was getting very nicked up from use. This is an old photo of it.


It is sitting at the end of our bed these days and we love it but wanted to dry brush it to go with the refinished drawers and nightstands. Jos had sanded it and it was waiting for me to devote some time to it. Today was the day. It costs me much energy and a setback when I do something but things like this are worth it!


Jos came home from work and carried it upstairs for me. It looks great at the end of the bed now. There is no longer a dark and scratched up bench there.

Now I am off to put my feet up on the couch with a hot cup of cafe au lait...

10 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Good job done! But I hope it didn't set back your energy, too far.

What a lovely look, to your bedroom. Love the colors and the over-all feel of it!

Aunt Amelia

DonnaTN said...

The bench is beautiful and so is your afghan on the end of your bed. I love granny squares and those colors are scrumptious!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Heidi, that bench is so so so cute now! Your room is beautiful!

Hugs,
Dena

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
I like the name of your new blog. The bench you painted looks perfect at the end of your bed. Hope it didn't tire you out too much!
Hugs, Rhondi

Tone said...

Hei!
Love your new blog!
-the bench look great - so much better after getting painted white!

hot summer in Norway these days - 32degrees in the shadow of the house... - but imagine everything is blooming!
Jasmins, peonas - roses coming up!
This is life!

tonight I am having a friend over -Lars has left for the cottage - we are building a tiny "cottage" for guests - and he is there to do that.. - he is so clever - my own handyman!


all good thouhts to you my friend!
happy weekend!
Tone

Blessed With Four said...

Very nice bedroom Heidi - it looks very relaxing and comfortable, great job on the re-do

Regina said...

Hello Heidi
I love your new blog and the name of it is wonderful.
Your bedroom looks wonderful,i like the bench it looks nicer with the white colors.
Have a nice weekend!!!
A lot of hugs,Regina

Nancy said...

Great job, the bench looks really nice in your room now. It looks very cozy. Since I just got back at 10PM last night, I am tired tonight, so off to watch the British shows on PBS.
Love you, Mom

Brigitta said...

It definately was worth the effort Heidi, it looks lovely!!

Saskia said...

Hi,
Loved to have you over, and show you my new home.
Hoped you still had the energy to get out with your friend.
The bench is more in style with your bedroom now. I do like it.
And to keep you busy;
4,5' by 9,5' is the inside of the little crib in my quilting room....
see you soon
Hugs from me and Rover (who is happy to be back home)