Were you worried about me? I’ve been gone for a few days. Cooking, cleaning, and painting. (Mostly for other people.) I hosted the Second Annual Catch Up Weekend a couple of weeks ago. Some of my oldest and dearest friends from high school came for an evening of drinking eating and gossip. After the dust settled from that event, I tackled the office. It’s been painted up all pretty like. Looks a little less like a dungeon and a little more like a place one could sit comfortably at the computer and fake-work (i.e. surf the interweb). Also, 2.0 and I hosted the First Annual Cat Farm Barbeque on the weekend. Lots of good eats and sleepover guests.
So, that’s the summary of the past couple of weeks. Now, down to business. Do you remember the bench 2.0 found for me?
Well, I finished painting it a couple of weeks ago. I needed some extra seating for the Catch Up Weekend, and managed to get the bench painted and cured just in time. 2.0 sanded it down a bit for me – it seems rude to give your guests bum splinters – and then I gave it two coats of paint and a protective poly coat. I didn’t fill in the holes or try to make it look polished – didn’t seem to suit.
I painted it Stonington Gray (Benjamin Moore). It’s a part of their historical colour collection. A nice, beachy gray. I put strips of felt on the bottom of each leg so it will slide easily on our hardwood floors without leaving scratches and marks.
You can seat two people on it easily. Let’s face it – it came from a construction site. It’s meant to take some… weight.
And it fits perfectly under the dining room window. Which makes it just right for…
watching the birds.