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« on: July 09, 2012 07:48:49 PM »

So I don't know if this counts for the challenge because it is not something new that was crafted, but an old object that was refinished to become serviceable. 


So it was two days before I moved to a new city and DH and I were stressing over how to fit all of our belongings into a truck to schlep it to our new location.  I was walking to the corner mart and saw the perfect old bench to sit on while sewing at my machine.  It just needed a little love.  I hooked it under my arm and took it home, we found room in the truck for it (really, its just a bench honey!) and it sat unattended to for months.  This challenge was the perfect impetus to finally get around to working on it. 

I forgot to take photos before I tore off the disintegrating upholstery, but did get one before completely refinishing it.

 

 
Perfect spot for sanding. 

 
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'Sew' excited I have somewhere to sit at my machine again!  (I've been standing and hunching for months!)

PS - Sorry 'bout the poor quality photos, had to make do with the camera on the phone, haven't unpacked the regular camera yet!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012 03:24:21 AM »

What a brilliant bench. I love what you've done with it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012 04:39:55 AM »

I can't resist pieces of furniture like this. Glad you rescued it! If it hadn't fit in the truck, you could have strapped it to the roof. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012 09:51:11 AM »

I would love to sew on this bench. Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012 06:52:10 PM »

Thanks guys!  I even gave it a test run this past week, I'm really pleased (now that its sturdy, purdy, & comfy - its even the right height for sitting at my machine, woot!)
I can't resist pieces of furniture like this. Glad you rescued it! If it hadn't fit in the truck, you could have strapped it to the roof. Wink
  That's what I told the DH, we were just discussing how peeved he was that I had picked up even more (!) furniture than we already had! 
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