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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh No He Didn't!!!!

Get ready to cry a river. First let me say that I really don't like making furniture. But I had this great headboard just screaming to be a bench. So I started working on it about 9mos ago, with the idea of having it done by the Spring Gresham Barn Sale.
This is what it looked like 1 week before drop off day.

The sides are from an old chair, the back is the old headboard. I worked and work on it to make it strong and stable and
I did get it painted in time, and transported and set up for the show, but it did not sell.

So we brought it home. I unloaded it from the trailer, but did not take it up to the barn, I needed Hubby's help. I figured, it's big and white and sitting out in the middle of the yard no one will run over it right? WRONG!!!!

Aparently DH hooked up the trailer, and had to do the forward/ backwards thing to get it out of the drive way and backed right over my creation.

To his credit, he does feel bad, and has promised to help me put it all back together. I told him not to bother, that I didn't want to transport it from sale to sale, just to have it not sell. But he said he liked it and wanted it for our yard. he's good at heart.
He called me to tell me about it so I wouldn't "discover" it and get mad. Very smart on his part, by the time I saw it, I was over the shock and disappointment.
It's just a thing, and it can be fixed, so It's all good. But the story is truly Blog Worthy.


Vee said...

Sorry that there was an accident, but I must agree with your's perfect for your yard. I'm certain that's why it didn't sell. I'm showing this to my "furniture maker" right now because I love how you cobbled this bench together.

This And That For Sale said...

Awww.... I'm sorry. It was a charming bench.

trash talk said...

Margo, I think it is totally doable, but I'm seeing it as a garden swing! Love the headboard as a back...very english gardeny!

curiousgoods said...

I feel your pain. I just be that when you put the puzzle back together,it will be better than ever. Believe it or not, The shop came together and looked beautiful Saturday morning, so there really is HOPE for your precious bench. Hugs, Donna

abeachcottage said...

what a shame, perfect for the garden though


TinaTx said...

Bummer! Let him help you put it back together - it will be wonderful in your yard!

Anonymous said...

had a Murphy's Law day :(

But if it can be redone all the better bc it will look fantastic in your yard!!

artteachergirl said...

I came over to borrow your recipe and this post came up...I cried! I know he felt terrible! It's a beautiful bench and I hope it is resting peacefully in your yard!
Merry Christmas! Vicki

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