My husband would say I'm a hoarder and I have to admit I probably am when it comes to furniture. But when I find that awesome deal on something, it's really hard for me to say no. Our garage is chalk full of projects waiting to be transformed. Trust me, you don't want to know (just ask my neighbors). So when I came across this porch bench for a steal of a deal, I couldn't pass it up even though I knew I had no room for it in the garage.
One sunny April day came through the Pacific NW and I was itching to paint. So I gave this bench a good sanding and spray painted it a lovely leafy green. I wish I would have taken pictures of it. It turned out good and I was happy. And then the rain came back and my garage was full so there it sat, outside on my back patio for the rest of the spring. April showers can bring May flowers but around here April showers usually just bring May showers, too.
When the weather finally cleared up and I got back around to it, the paint had chipped a lot and there were aged spots. I sanded off the chippy paint and discovered just how awesome it became. The aged patina and the perfection of the chippy-ness really made the piece. The character was something that you can not duplicate by hand. I was stoked! I finished it off with a dark wax to seal it and add to the character. I love it so much more now!
And yes, I decided to keep it. After all, I'm a hoarder.