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So, today in the carpool line at school, I was chatting with several of my friends. The conversation went something like this...
Friends: "So, have you sold the black bench yet? I love that piece"
Me: "No, actually that one is not for sale. It is staying right where it is on my porch"
Friends: "What about the cream hutch & dresser combination that you had in your dining room?"
Me: "Weeellllll... that one isn't for sale either, you see. I just love it too much and it is perfect where I have it!"
Friends: "So, how did you pull that one over on your husband? 'See, sweetie, I'm going to start this business refinishing furniture, but then I'm not going to sell anything because I'm going to love it all' ?"
It is true, though, about getting attached to things. You put your all into a piece, and it makes it difficult to part with things. But I am trying to get better about that :)
Onto the matter at hand, the new bench. Oh my!! Love it!
I'm not going to give details on the how-to's because Gail over at My Repurposed Life does it so very much better than I ever could here. Go visit & take a look at all the amazing benches she has made!
It started as this...
In process, it looked like this...
Many, many thanks to the gals over at Remodelaholic for featuring my mirror project here. Go take a look!
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