We met over three years ago. As soon as I laid eyes on the curvy beauty i knew we'd have to get better acquainted. I had decided to include her in an upcoming wedding. Perched on top a perfectly draped table I knew she'd become a show stopper draped with crafted cheeses, imported crackers and lush, fresh, fat off the vine grapes. She didn't disappoint and everyone who saw her marveled not only in my creativity but the amazing presentation she made.
I named her Miss Kitty.
She was inexpensive and easy to acquire for only $20. She had perfectly proportioned curves balancing her sturdy frame. Her pine wood frame was pale jaundice yellow most likely from having too many sarsaparillas with Marshall Dillon.
For events she was perfect but her inclusion in my life was not as harmonious. The cottage almost farmhouse presence of her didn't compliment my warm rustic chic home.
So she sat alone and neglected, never to be included. the role she would play in my life would take years to reveal itself.
Never underestimate the power of a palm sander and some left over walnut stain.
I had nothing to lose! Grabbing Miss Kitty and her little sidekick "tray" (I found at Kirkland's for $10 Clearance) i decided the time had come to give them both a much needed makeover. Time was not on my side so having only 30 minutes to transform them I worked hard and fast.
First I sanded them, then wiped away the sawdust. Finally armed with some gloves, a towel and walnut stain i rubbed their surfaces meticulously.
The yellowed jaundiced wood disappeared as a rich warm hue came to life.
Miss Kitty & Tray rested in the warm Missouri sun as I imagined all the upcoming parties they'd be joining. Her first appearance would be with the fall harvest, I can see her covered in fresh baked pies & sweet treats for Thanksgiving.
i think you'll agree that even though Marshall Dillon left Miss Kitty behind in a cloud of dust she is now finally in a home to call her own.
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Western red cedar bench. The tree was a storm blow over near Marblemount Washington at the beginning of the scenic cascade highway...
Struggle bus is real over here today!😫🙋♀️
These were a challenge for me.😑🤦♀️
I had so many different designs but ultimately choose this one.(I got in my head for awhile, and was Waaaay over thinking EVERYTHING. That's a norm for me😄🤭) :
I really wanted the turquoise inside to .22 brass shell casing to shine, or "not get lost" in the design. :
This is what I came up with and hope you girls like it to😉
# 6 in the Wild Butte Collection 🌲
Listed in my Etsy shop. Etsy link in bio.