Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, March 18, 2011

Now you'll know...the "REST" of the story

After completing this project, I probably could use a good REST. 

But first, the rest of the story from last week's "Off with their Heads" post. Remeber this?  

Well, it really started out here.... 

Oh sure, a $5.00 church pew was a pretty good deal.  But did you notice anything funny? .....Yep, it HAD NO SEAT! So I decided to cut it in half.

After that, I had to remove one of the back halves from the side piece.  That's where my post came in to play showing how to separate the two by drilling off the heads of the screws. 

And eventually I did get the one back piece separated from the side. 

I used that half of the back as the new seat and reattached the side piece, giving me a "half" pew. 

There was gluing to be done, gaps to fill, screws to cover, and then lots of sanding.  

After that I gave it a coat of primer. 

I painted it black and painted on the word REST.  It can be interpreted more than one way, especially good for a church pew I think.  

And now you know....the REST of the story! 

Actually, there is just one more thing -- CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel from Somewhere in the Middle!!  She is the winner of my spring giveaway!!


I'm linking this up to Gail's "Catch-as-catch-can" Linky party at My Repurposed Life

And I'm linking it up to Donna's "Saturday Nite Special" Linky party at Funky Junk Interiors

7 comments: said...

way to go midge! it looks great!

rachel said...

Whoo Hoo! Thanks so much! I'm sending you my address now!


your pew/bench looks great! :D

rachel said...

I replied to the comment/email you sent me but I'm not sure if you got it & I can't figure out how to email you directly...can you help?!?! i'm such a dork! tks!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow!! What a lot of work..
Great transformation, Fun piece.

red.neck chic said...


I'm going to walk around talking like Paul Harvey for the rest of today...
and it's ALL your fault.

LOVE LOVE the bench!!!

;-D Yours Truly,
This is Paul Harvey...

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

What a great way to revive a seatless pew! Maybe someday I'll get brave and take on some bigger projects like this. For now though, I'll just enjoy seeing yours. Glad you stopped by to visit my blog and your sweet comment!

artteachergirl said...

Beautiful bench! You deserve a REST now!