I recently had the opportunity to buy church pews from a wedding venue. I bought two thinking I might use them both at the table on my screen porch. Pews can be a little low for a table so I decided I just wanted one for inside my house. The problem is that they were both 12 feet long! That's awesome, but I didn't have a spot for a 12 foot pew! So, my son, who gets suckered into helping me with lots of projects, cut one of the pews in half...
Then he reattached the end...
There were a couple of damaged places that I filled in with Swamp Mud. I let it dry, then sanded it smooth.
I painted the pew with the color Drop Cloth from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
My daughter made a cushion for the pew. Notice how I manage to get my kids to do things for me? I must have done something right.
The pew was a little too clean for my taste, so I added a little Grunge Glaze. Now it's perfect!
Now let's talk about that ironing board. It was my mother's first ironing board when she and my father married in 1934. It has been perfect as a sofa table!
I have a large open floor plan, so I placed the pew on the other side of the ironing board/sofa table so it faces my table and kitchen. It's perfect for when people gather at the table and we need more seating.
Now I'm in the process of covering my chairs with the reverse side of the fabric.
And, don't worry, the part that was cut away from the pew won't go to waste. I already have a plan for it!
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