A Dream Come True

Can you guess what’s finally finished?

TFP Bench 2

That’s right! My eat-in kitchen! I’ve been dreaming about it for months and when my in-laws came in October, they did the hard work of building the benches. After several weeks of procrastinating, I made myself  ‘sit down’ and stain them (see what I did there?).

Here’s the before:TFP HT 9

And the after:

TFP Bench 5

TFP Bench 7

TFP Bench 6

I used what I’m now referring to as the Front Poarch stain, Minwax Bombay Mahogany in PolyShades. I know true woodworkers are cringing right now but I know myself and if it was up to me to stain and poly (double the amount of time on every project) nothing would ever get done! Plus, it’s very forgiving as long as you just keep going and don’t try to sand once you’ve started. (Trust me on that one.)

TFP Bench 1

I love the rich brown color of the stain and how it lets the grain peak through.

TFP Bench 4

How’s coming for dinner tonight?

What do you think?