Friday, June 15, 2012

Trust Bench

This has been a super busy week. I had training for all new computer programs at the Township where I work. Yesterday my head was swimming and I was ever so grateful to be able to treasure hunt today.  I hit one really great sale and got some really cool things that I will post later on.  Today I am posting the other half of the bench from last week

This is what I started out with a very long bench that was all tattered and torn.  I decided to remove the end cap from the half that I worked on this week so the I could keep the piece uniform.  I then had to cut the bench down just a bit more to make it the size I wanted.  I had purchased 2 tables so I could use one with each half so I was pretty well set on how I was going to assemble my bench.

This is the bench from last week just so you can see how different they turned out.

 This bench began from some very humble beginnings, my favorite kind of project.  I attached the bench top to the table with some carriage bolts and then painted the whole piece in a gray blue.  After that dried I added the flag to the upper portion of the bench.
Next I added the word phrase using a stencil that I had.

I really like this saying and really do believe that hard work and trust in God is the key to a happy life.

I took the bench into the shop today and put it in my booth. I won't be at all disappointed if it doesn't sell, I will just bring it back and put it on my porch!!!!!!!!!! Fingers crossed, I give it 2 weeks and it is mine! LOL


  1. I "trust" you put a steep price on it to deter buyers. That is what I do when I want a piece back. Sometimes I get fooled. Love the Americana bench and the sentiment you added! Came over from Tammy at Rustic Restorations.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  2. Yay! I am so glad you came by and linked this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend! I absolutely LOVE this bench!!!!

  3. Wow, I absolutely love this bench. I love the americana part mixed with perfect saying. I just became your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a second.

  4. Thank you everyone!!!!!!! I am so thrilled to get such wonderful feedback!

  5. it looks beautiful and what a great message!