You know I like painted furniture: red furniture, white furniture, gray furniture, and more gray furniture… But there comes a time in every gal’s life when she finds a piece this is not to be painted.
Not that I had a choice in the matter anyway, though.
This piece actually belongs to my father. It is an antique Swedish workbench that my grandmother acquired and willed to my father when she passed a few years ago.
If you think it’s a little rough now, you should have seen it when he pulled it out of her garage.
Years of rats (before my grandmother got it), rot, and probably worse…
But you know what? It’s beautiful.
Now I admit that he did clean it up: lots of soap and water.
A little sanding where the splinters were especially bad.
With the antique spool chest we refinished together, I’d say it’s stunning in his office…
Disclosure: D. Lawless Hardware provided the hardware for this piece, but as always, opinions are 100% my own.
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