I spend a great deal of time and labour rebuilding fun and useful furniture from salvaged items
and sometimes the items wouldn't be possible without first being donated for a new purpose.


This amazing red bench originally was a donated headboard and footboard
from Carrie Thachuk owner of The Passionate Home.


It was a dark stained solid oak mission style bed her daughter had used at one time.
With the addition of some more salvaged wood, and several hours of painting and waxing
she is now the perfect entry / hall bench or dining bench as the back side is also finished.

I used:
2 seat boards & 4 cross struts for the ends 
base coat ASCP white, 2nd coat flat black spray paint, top color ASCP Emperor's Silk
sanded with 120 grit, waxed and polished with Minwax paste finishing wax

The Passionate Home is about to celebrate their 7th year with a Birthday Flea Market right inside the store.
FYI, I stopped in for some paint yesterday and saw the amazing treasures being brought out.
This is one sale you do not want to miss,
I started making all sorts of funny noises with each different item I saw the chance to own.

Lots of ornate frames, a tall set of lockers, fancy glass wear, candle holders, orchard baskets, cheese box, wash stand cabinet, french provincial dining set with hutch, vintage baking pans, suit cases, local vintage life preserver, old typewriter and table, dental table, iron stone, 2 large vintage gates / doors, shutters, half a dozen shoe stretchers, beautiful china, science beakers, dress mannequin, lamps, antique brass candle sconces, Victorian oil lamps, DIY chairs, guilded mirrors, mason jar, misc silver trays and kitchen wares, tool caddies, antique irons, and more.

Congratulations Miss Carrie, not very many small business owners gets to celebrate 7 years.

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