For now, I'm planning what to do with this cute little bench I picked up at the thrift store this weekend.
Structurally, it's in great shape. But the finish--oh, my! The top's a scratched, stained mess but shouldn't be too difficult to redo.
And, what is that on the end of the bench, you ask?
Well, besides the price tag, it's a couple of snowman stickers. How appropriate for a winter project.
Yes, I did pay only $4.98 for this nice piece, which is something called a Cohasset Colonial. The authentication is stamped on the underside.
I found some information about Cohasset Colonials here. Apparently, the company offers colonial reproductions that you can either assemble yourself or purchase finished. They don't have my bench offered on their website, so I assume it has long since been retired.
After I get the house put back together in the wake of the holidays and take a (brief) breather, I will definitely give this little guy a new look. Stay tuned . . .
Make it a great day!