My sister-in-law bought a house and this little bench was outside on the front porch in the elements (for who know how long? a long time from the looks of the poor thing). Any way she asked me if I wanted it, heck yeah I do!! She tought I shold replace the seat, but I liked the character of the large crack and the way it bends up to fit the little bums that will be sitting on it, so it stayed.
BeforeThis thing neededsome work and fast! I was going to paint it white after a bit of sanding but chose to stain it dark.
I used a belt sander to strip it down to the bare wood the detail on the back piece was a pain. Stained it with MINWAX Walnut gel stain, and MINWAX Finnishing Wax for protection.
I used a hammer and some screws to dent up the whole bench, to give it a worn old look, it turned out nicely. Here it is all finnished I am glad I stained it and not painted it white.
I love how it turned out, it was worth all the work. The seat has a little storage in it too. My boys love it! Thanks for stopping by, come again. Lindsay