The hall bench was going to get painted in THIS post a short while back when I was inspired by some painted chairs in Purple Hydrangeas' blogpost.
The bench is very functional and photogenic! Here it is dressed up for Christmas...
So the bench is staying with the house, along with some other pieces.
It's a blessing because we are moving several states over and haven't found a new home yet, and our closing date keeps getting closer and closer.
I'd rather find a loving home for my favorite pieces of furniture than to drag them around and put them in long-term storage.
My grandmother put her family furniture in storage just after the Great Depression when she moved to California from Nebraska, and her furniture stayed stored for over 40 years!
Ten years after my grandma died, my dad went back and rescued three pieces of her oak furniture in the late 70's. I wrote about that in this POST one Christmas.
He brought back my great-grandmother's childhood washstand and mirror for me...
They are remarkably well preserved for being in a barn for over 40 years!
The mirror has very few spots and no damage on it although I did remove the oak wooden arms that attached the mirror to washstand because they were wobbly.
Thanks for dropping by!