Long before my Dad got sick, he was cleaning out one of his sheds and generated a pile of stuff that he was throwing away. Being the junky that I am, I went through his pile of stuff and one of the things that I pulled out was his work bench that he made a long time ago.
When I brought it home, I put it in my shed and that’s where it stayed until just the other day. I was in my shed moving things around and there it was. I forgot all about it being in there. It was buried with all my other shed treasures.
As you can see, he used this work bench through the years. It has many different colors of paint splatters and plenty of saw marks.
I can still remember that day when I asked him if I could have his work bench and he said to me “what are you going to do with that thing”. Well Dad, this is what I’ve done with that thing.
I’m using it as a night stand in my guest bedroom.
I stained the top and bottom with a water based wood stain. I used Miniwax Natural Wood Stain on the top and River Stone on the bottom. I used water based wood stain because I didn’t want to completely cover-up the workmanship and worn labor of love on the bench.
I’m so glad I found it in my shed! I love having it in my guest bedroom. I can see my Dad now just shaking his head and saying “the things you come up with”.
Thanks for stopping by and may your day be filled with lots of sunshine and all the happiness it can hold.
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