Monday 17 September 2012

For my sister :)

I've been working on a few pieces for clients. Something I love doing. But I needed a bit of a break. Just when I thought I wasn't going to get one, my sister stopped by and dropped off something she wanted me to do for her. 

She picked this up from a house that was being redone. The owner was going to a nursing home. 
She thought it would make a great hall table and thought maybe I should paint it red. 
In reality it is an old organ bench. The tag from the store that originally sold it is still inside. 
I needed a break, and this was perfect. 
But I wasn't thrilled with her idea. (Sorry sis) So I suggested that maybe it might be nicer to just refinish it. 
I told her I would refinish it and if she didn't like it, I could always paint it for her. 

I refinished it and sent her pics (she lives 2 hours away)
She LOVED it. 
But so did my hubby.

hmmmmm may just have to hold this one for ransom. 
After all...what are sisters for? ;)


  1. You did a wonderful job!
    Sounds like you are going to have a tug of war going on . . . I wonder who will win, hubby or sister. Connie :)

    1. hahaha..Hubby loses out this time. I've let him keep a few of my pieces that he's fallen in love with. :) My sis gets this one :)

  2. Hi, Titia!
    Oh my God, I love this bench! I am glad your sister got to keep it!
    Tell us, HOW did you refinish it? What products did you use?

    1. Hi Claudine.
      I'm so glad you like it :) Honestly this was probably one of the easiest re-do's that I've done in a long time. I didn't take any stripper to it at all. I simply sanded it down and it took me a total of maybe 1/2 hour. It was soooooo simple. Then some hand sanding, a bit of stain (I used minwax "gunshot" on it) then sealed it with poly and did a final sanding. I love pieces that come together like this :)