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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great Find

I was checking out Craig's List like I do on occation and ran across these cute benches. They came from an old church that was putting in new ones. Mr. Quirky has been wanting a church bench forever so we went to check them out. When we got there the man in charge told us if we would take a second one he would just give it to us. OK great deal but what am I going to do with two? Mr. Quirky said great and loaded up the second one. I know you are dying to know how much I paid for these two. Well do you think $25 is too much for two very old church pews?  As you can see, Zeus has decided that they were brought home just for him. He can sun himself in total comfort.
Now where to put them until I can start painting and recovering... Any suggestions as to fabric or paint color? We did finally put them on the back deck so the neighbors wouldn't have to look at them forever until I get around to painting. Love the challenge, but now with the cooler weather I think it will be spring before I get a round tuit, but will love the challenge. The plan is to put one on the deck for extra seating and cut one down for in the house. Hopefully I am up for this plan of action. I will keep you informed. 


  1. Congrats! What a deal! I have been on the lookout for a few years now. They are either WAY WAY WAY to expensive or not at all what I am looking for. I am excited to see what you come up with!

  2. Oh wow....you really scored. I love the wood color of them. Maybe just put on new cushions and give them a good coat of beeswax. A couple of years ago I scored one at a flea market. It was already painted white and a tiny bit shabby and had some great architectural detail. It sits in my foyer and is a fabulous place for sitting while removing boots and a catch all for coats, etc. I adore it!

  3. What a great deal! Since you have two, break out the hymnals, invite the neighbors and sing! ;)

    Thank you for sharing your terrific deal at Potpourri Friday!