I’ve been thinking I need to do a weekly KISS project (keep it simple stupid). It’s a good reminder for me that not every project needs to have 20 steps to complete, and challenges me to keep projects as simple as possible.
Last week when I brought home a bunch of bargains from a thrift store grand re-opening, one of my purchases was this rustic bench.
It’s super sturdy, has great wood, and I knew it wouldn’t take much effort to give it a more farmhouse look.
In fact, I did it in just 3 steps!
Step 1 – I sanded the top down to the bare wood to remove the shiny varnish on it.
Step 3 – I didn’t want to stain the wood and make it look too dark again, so I just gave it a coat of low gloss Tung Oil. (affiliate link), which freshens the wood and really brings out the details in it, without a glossy finish.
That’s it! Talk about keeping it simple, it took all of 20 minutes to finish and I love it now!
I haven’t decided where I’ll use it yet, but right now it makes a great little table to enjoy under a shade tree in my front yard. There won’t be too many more nice summer days left, so I want to kick off my shoes and enjoy every last one of them while I can!
My gravel road is calling. I think I’ll take the dogs on a walk.
So, would you all like to see KISS become a regular weekly feature? I’d love to hear your feedback!