Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pew Redo

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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  1. I have always wanted a church pew in my home. You really scored with this one! I have secretly admired the Dixie Belle color Drop Cloth and it looks awesome here. Your kids are the best! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  2. What a great transformation on that pew. It looks wonderful. :)

  3. You did a fantastic job! And you've reminded me how great Dixie Belle products are. I haven't seen the mud, but it worked so well on your project, I'm going there to check it out.

  4. I love this!!! How unique! What a great way to add more seating and then you also have a conversation piece! Great job and love the fabric! Glad I found your site through the linky party! :)

  5. It all looks so wonderful. It's so great your kids are talented and willing to help. Your mothers ironing board just must make you smile every time you see it. It works well with the pew. I just put a pew in dining room

  6. I have an old pew that needs some TLC I hadn't planned to paint it, but I love the look of yours!
    thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.


  7. The pew turned out darling! Love the fabric too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I've always wanted a church pew but the ones I've seen are sooo huge. Love what you did with yours. Such a fabulous makeover. Pinned.

  9. Love it! Your son and daughter are treasures! The cushion fabric is very attractive, and I really like that you're covering your chair seats in the reverse side fabric. And, that 1934 ironic board . . . wow!
    Carol ("Mimi") from Home with Mimi

  10. Thanks for sharing your great project at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  11. Wow! I love everything about this makeover...and the fabric is fabulous. What a neat ironing board. I love using family treasures. You're lucky to have it! :)

  12. Another brilliant transformation! Featuring when my party opens tonight.


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