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...