And now back to the story...
My friend and me were junkin' the other week and happened upon this wonderful little metal bench!
"You know, those that are hanging everywhere in Pigeon Forge!"
Well, I must admit...it really does remind me of a butterfly... if you look at it with the correct angle...and hold your mouth just so...and squint one eye almost closed...
You'll understand my ramblings when you see how it looked at the yard sale...
Thus the title of this post...I felt it had to fly; fly all the way to my house!!
After scrubbing the bench clean, I was amazed to find little to no rusty spots! What I thought had been rust was actually red dirt!! Go figure!
I do recommend a good quality spray paint when you plan to spray an item. You will end up spending more money on cheaper paint because of the extra coats you will add to get the coverage you desire. I chose a bright white and purchased the spray from Lowes.
I'm very pleased with the results!
As you know I love to stage my "finds", all pretty and dressed up, with the lake as my background! And since I felt this would look great outdoors, I couldn't resist! I added a pillow for comfort, grabbed a magazine, my shades, a pitcher of lemonade and settled down on the dock to relax and enjoy the morning!
Then I was reminded (by the hubby no less) that I couldn't just sit there, I had photographs and deliveries to make!
Well, DUH...I knew that! (I really was enjoying the time to myself!!)
It could stay on my dock. It would look good on my screened in porch. It could sit out in the garden among the flowers. Yes, the butterfly bench would fit in nicely in all these places, but it went to the shop at Chelsea Antiques! And now someone special will find the perfect stop for the butterfly bench! I just hope it is surrounded by real butterflies!!
That's my thrifty deal! My wow factor! This week's project completed!
Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!
I'm going to a PAR-TEE! Grab your flipflops and join me at the following...