Monday, August 6, 2012

Way too early!

What do you do when you wake up and your allergies are bothering you but its only an hour before you are suppose to get up anyways? Well I got up anyways. I decided to make the most of my time and I grabbed a screwdriver and a pair of pliers.

I decided why not start stripping down this bench. I have shared this bench with y'all before. I mean I have only had it since February so I guess it was time to finally get around to making it over.

The first side was not as easy as the rest. It had sooo many nails all the way around but thankfully by the time I got to the other side I could just yank really hard and they would pop out.

After I got the old fabric and worn out foam off this is what I was left with. Those were rubber strips attached with staples. Not fun to get out but I managed. Please note that if you attempt a project like this you really should wear safety goggles.

My neat little pile of nails. I think I am going to save these. They may come in handy later on.

Next I flipped it and detached the bottom. Please ignore the fact I need to repaint my toes!;)

In the end this is what I was left with.

Not to shabby for under an hour.
Now on to the fun part, painting!:)


  1. So far so good. Although I am up, I dont think I could tackle that project at 6am. Our Internet was out from a storm over the weekend. Glad to hear you liked the tag idea. Have a great day! - Tonya

  2. Girl, you sound like me! If I'm up, I'll find a project to tackle! Can't wait to see yours all finished!

  3. That time of the morning would be to early for me to start. It is a great start to your project.

  4. Sorry you were up early from allergies but at least you got your project started.

    Can't wait to see the finished product.


  5. certainly hit the ground running in the morning...I am a morning person too....seems the older I get, the earlier I awake...but then again, I feel like I get lots accomplished before 9am!....Looking forward to the finished product!

  6. Really, none of us ever goes around with toes needing to be repainted. How could you? lol
    You sure made good use of that extra time. Altho I'm not a morning person if I have to rise really early I'm usually glad for it, as it's so pretty out early in a.m. Love to get up early when camping, so fresh out.

  7. Ack! Now we have to wait to see more? Hope I don't have to get up that early to catch all the details LOL! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the project! Hope your allergies are better!
    Hugs, Leena

  8. Well, I work night shift so I am used to being up at all hours. However, on my nights off, I usually go to bed about 11pm and get up between 5:30 - 6:00 am anyway so i do get to do a lot of projects in those early morning hours because I beleive those are the best hours to get work done! If I sleep past 7 am, I am usually ill!



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