I slew the beast! My backyard bench has been restained

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What’s this?

My patio swing has anthropomorphized. It watches me, taunts me, snarls at me, and smirks at me.

Restain swing garden bench

UUUUU-glee thing, right?

“You gonna stain me?” It asks. “Right. You just try that.”

I’ve been afraid of that snarling beast for over a year now. I’m not sure why. I suppose it’s just tedious. There’s like 9,000 screws holding that thing together, and I’d have to unscrew every one of them. Not to mention pressure wash the thing, apply the stain, wait, apply more stain, wait, apply more stain, wait…

But I did.

2015-06-27 16.03.23And now my snarly beast is a redwood-colored princess.

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She put up a good fight, but she likes me now.Before and after restaining bench


My hobbies keep me sane, even when they’re driving me in-sane.


5 thoughts on “I slew the beast! My backyard bench has been restained

  1. Wow, it looks great! And good job remembering before pictures I love all the little things you do to make our yard and home look fantastic. πŸ™‚

  2. AMAZING job!!! I’m intimidated by projects a fraction of the effort and time. It looks Beautiful! Well done, especially in light of recent family happenings. πŸ™‚

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