Bet you thought I had some really juicy gossip to relay. Nope, just wanted to show you this cute gossip bench I finished redoing. It was in sad shape when I found it. Some young man had carved his name into the desk part. Or, it could have been a young lady, talking to the love of her life carving his name into the top as she talked to him on the phone. Don't you just love to make up history for old furniture.
I was going to paint her a light aqua as I found some great material in aqua and chocolate brown that I fell in love with.
After I covered the seat I could see that a dark chocolate stain would look so much better. I tend to like lighter colors so I usually am drawn that way but I know some people like the richness of dark furniture. And it does pop against light wall.
I liked how the flower petals picked up the shape of the detail on the back.