This October my husband and I will be married ten years. We didn’t have a typical wedding, we decided on a Renaissance/Medieval theme wedding because both of us have been married previously and we thought it would be fun.
It was a festive ceremony with guests invited to dress the part, lots of colorful decorations and lots of laughs. It was so much fun.
Maybe I’ll dig out my photos to share with everyone.
My uncle, the handyman that he is, built us a specail thrown fit for a king and queen. The newly built bench was placed at the headtable at the reception for us to sit on. It really made the reception awesome. The headtable really stood out.
The above picture is what’s left of the bench. The back used to be really tall with two peaks and two diamond cutouts below the peaks.
I previously cut the top of the bench off to change the look from a king and queen thrown to more of a rustic garden bench.
The back and sides are starting to peel, but the frame is still super strong.
What is a girl to do…
I decided to cover the seat and back with pallet wood. Each board was cut and nailed in place.
What an improvement! It now looks like a garden bench. It’s safer too. And, it only took me about 15 minutes.
The bench looks amazing sitting in the garden.
As soon as the rian lets up and the boards dry out a few days, I’ll be able to stain and seal the boards.
The new section of fence behind the bench needs stain as well.
That will be a great afternoon project.
If you have a piece that needs a little sprucing up or you would like to give it a rustic look, any reclaimed wood is an easy fix. It takes no time at all to cut and nail them in place.
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