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Over the Rainbow Bench

♥️ Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops 🎶

Hmmm… where troubles melt like lemon drops… sounds delightful doesn’t it? Sounds like home to me!

What does home sound, feel, and smell like for you? Perhaps a warm bed on a cold winter morning… fresh pie baking in the oven… rain pattering against the window?

Mmmm… there’s no place like home. ❤

I was a lucky girl to come across three 10-foot church pews, that were shouting “RESTORE AND TRANSFORM ME PLEASE”… bellows from high above the mountain tops! Although 10-feet of bench works just lovely in a church… five-feet of bench in ones’ home is what we want right?! Ah yes like-minded farm charm fanatics… all it takes is some precious time and pleasing products.

My transformation process:

  • Disassembled original 10-foot length ~ oh so very carefully
  • Stored-away one of the 5-foot lengths and unfinished-middle-end ~ for another future bench transformation/restoration project
  • Secured finished-end to the 5-foot length ~ to achieve matching-ends
  • Purposely added dings, dents, scratches and worm holes to the entire piece ~ to create sweet imperfections of a long and beautifully lived life
  • Lightly sanded down entire piece ~ to remove flaking finish and to prepare for product adhesion
  • Thoroughly vacuumed and washed entire piece ~ certainly required before transforming any piece of preloved furniture
  • Stained and varnished entire piece with Minwax ‘Jacobean’ Wood Finish Stain, and Wipe-On Poly ~ and watched the colour soak in exactly like I envisioned
  • Black-wash applied Country Chic Paint in the colour ‘Liquorice‘ to the entire piece ~ to achieve even more charming aged depth
  • Varnished entire piece again with Minwax Wipe-On Poly ~ and there you have it… a bench that now feels like a warm c’mon in hug

Looking to add a warm C’MON IN entryway hug to your home? If you adore the comforts and charm of well-lived-and-loved furniture, this ‘Over the Rainbow’ bench will melt your heart like lemon drops! Transformed and restored with my love for rustic so-very-strong in my heart. Solid, yet charmingly age beautified with nicks, scratches, dings, and worm holes… sweet imperfections of a long and beautifully lived life… a life that has many more memories to make, and many more family/friends to warmly welcome into ones’ home. A charming addition for an entryway, foyer, mudroom, foot of bed, or dining room.

* All of my furniture pieces are preloved, with expected signs of age and use — sweet imperfections which I believe adds to their unique character and charm.


 This Over the Rainbow Bench ~ SOLD to Jennifer 
DIMENSIONS: 37” H x 61” W x 19” D

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! ❤


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