So, in the beautiful town I live in, once a year there is something called “Spring Clean Up” or “Free Dump Week” This is my, and all furniture refinishers and crafters favorite time of year! Everyone can put anything they want out for garbage pick up. Now most people, like myself, put out items that I know others may want or need. You may think it’s a little weird to have people rummaging through your garbage, but its a great way to recycle! Anything that I put out that didn’t get picked up by my fellow garbage pickers, I would actually bring back in the house and donate to the thrift store soon after, so its not all going in the landfill 🙂
Do you remember those tacky 80’s headboards? The ones with built in shelves? They were heavy, and dark, and awkward! Most of the time you could barely give them away for free, but here I was, jumping for joy when I found one for $10! I knew exactly what I wanted to do and already had my inspirational wallpaper on hand. This was going to be our daughters new book nook!
I was given these two beautiful benches. I loved the style of them and knew they would make for great extra seating on our deck. But they needed a bit of upgrading! Here is what to do if you have a similar project.