(This was in 2008-my mother meeting my granddaughter, Ellie,
her great-granddaughter for the first time!)
What I really wanted in this bench was a sort of scalloped bench "skirt". I love how Mark made it. I painted it antique white, then simply wiped a blue shade of paint on all the edges. Although this is a bench, I'm always used it for books. Right now it's in our guest room with my Bible study books. It gets moved around our home once or twice a year.
(John Mark was so little...and so blond!)
We bought (cheap) a bundle of scrapwood from a little sawmill down the road. I've got so many ideas of things to make with this wood. I've made totes and my rustic signs already, but have more things planned. I never turn down wood!
Then of course I'll mention our headboard benches now. We've made at least five of these, using the headboard and footboard (cut in half) of old twin beds. This is the only picture I could find quickly, agian without a full-scale computer search! I have one bench that I always use to when I photograph signs I've made.
Here's one of our outdoor benches, (photo from last year). We didn't make this one! It's made of redwood and is about 13 years old. The children love to play on it.
Have a wonderful and day, even if it's raining as it is here!