Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Let Me Show You My Bench

. . . that sounds rather naughty and vaguely disturbing, doesn't it?
Handyman has been hard at work on our window seat/bench, and slowly but surely it's getting done. He can't do it all at one time, because it takes a day for each coat of varnishy-stain stuff to dry. (I am an expert carpenter, can you tell?)

I'm very excited about this for several reasons. First of all, it's starting to look shiny, and like most women, I'm easily distracted by shiny things.
Secondly, there's wonderful storage. This little nook is going to hold books.

This little nook is supposed to hold toys. There's two of them, and I'm debating using one for each of the kids if they're annoying me. I must remember to ask Handyman to put a latch on the outside . . .
Just kidding, just kidding! I wouldn't ever lock my children up in a window seat!
(That's what their room is for.)

8 comments:

Kit-bert: evil HR Director said...

ooooh la la...I LOVE IT! finally a pic of the finished project! funny I was just thinkin that I'd probably hide in one of those seats...hmm, good hide and seek area...but had to laugh when you mentioned putting a lock on one of them...LOL you're hilarious Rach! Hope you're feeling better!! xoxo

Ellen said...

Handyman does NICE WORK! It's awesome! Are you going to put a few comfy pillows on top? Just curious... :) Enjoy!

Twinmama said...

Ooooo! I love your new bench! And you're right, love that shine... Are you going to put a cushion or pillows on it? The woodwork is really top notch, good job Handyman!

Too Little Time said...

BEAUTIFUL -

Ellen said...

I knew there was something awesome about that guy... Did you mention you could throw Handyman in there and lock it from the outside?

TuttleTime said...

Gorgeous bench...Now, I look forward to the cushions that I am sure you are going to make! Love the storage! If you can't find Banna, she may be in there...it's large enough to fit your whole family! :) Good job, Handy Andy.

All Natural Mama said...

Love it. So beautiful!
Love the dark stain and wainscoting as well! Matches your home's original woodwork perfectly.

smariek said...

It's beautiful!