Monday, January 26, 2009

Met Monday

Is it Monday again already? I thought I'd share the church pew I fixed up, or really just cleaned up. I got it at an estate auction, and it was filthy. My dad just shook his head when I said I was going to bid on it. He has no vision, but he has muscles, that's why I take him along. He helps me load all my new found junk. He always tells people he is my pack mule, but secretly he enjoys junk as much as I do. Anyways, here are the before pics...
I gave it a good scrubbing with just good 'ole soap and water, and then I just used Murphy's Oil. Check out the difference the Oil made...And here is the after. It could still use some work, but it's good enough for now...

Check out a bunch of great transformations or should I say, Metamorphis' at Between Naps on the Porch.

17 comments:

deann-thompson said...

Can I please have that pew? That's not fair that your canton shelf is already hung up. Mine is still in storage! :(

a cowgirl at heart said...

Oh my goodness! I need you to come shopping with me! That is absolutely beautiful, Steph!

Wendy said...

The chruch pew looks amazing, you did a wonderful job on it.

paintergal said...

The Murphy's Oil really brought out the beauty in the wood. Nice!

Pretty Organizer said...

LOVE it! Such a fun shape and feature to the room! Trying not to covet:)

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful find! Murphy's is the best, isn't it? Great job. Kathy

Kim Chalfant said...

I've always wanted a church pew. But I wouldn't have room for one if I found one. But if I found one cheap enough, I would make the room!! Love yours and I'm jealous.

Ma'dame French said...

What a great find;) Good thing you had your mule with you(lol) French;)

Gypsy aka Tam said...

What a wonderful pew and great transformation. This is great!
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Girly Stuff said...

I've always wanted one! You did a great job on it!

Girly Stuff said...

That is quite a list of songs!

Bella Casa said...

How cool! I love it :)

Thanks for stopping by my Etsy Party, I am off to check out your Etsy Shop now:)

Staci said...

I love that thing!

Jen r. said...

That's an awesome church pew! I love all of that stuff. You did a fantastic job!

sara's art house said...

I love that church pew- I have always wanted one of those. You have a really good eye with the decorating.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a great piece! I'd love to find something like that. The murphys oil cleaned it up beautifully!

Manuela

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

It looks wonderful!