Once upon a time there was a sad princess named Amazing Amy.
She had this little cedar side table that had been taking up room in her stables for far too long, but it was in no condition to bring into the castle as it was.
Fortunately for Princess Amy, she had a Hairy GodMother named Shelly – who owed her big time for all of the design work (and coinciding pressure) that she had been putting the Princess under.
The Hairy GodMother took out her magic DeWalt and got to work.
Years of stain and peeling varnish were removed to show the beautiful cedar planks hidden below.
Under the care of the Hairy Godmother the bench makeover magically transformed the cedar bench/table from ugly duckling to beautiful swan! (Too many fairytales going?)
But the little cedar bench/table was old and it’s surfaces just weren’t accepting the Hairy GodMother’s magic stain as well as they should. Too much of the honey-coloured wood was showing through.
No worries, said Shelly – those difficult sections can have a bit matching paint to keep them cohesive, but subtle. (See arrows for where the paint was applied – you wouldn’t have been able to tell would you?)
This is a pretty great Hairy GodMother isn’t it?
One last swoosh of her magic paintbrush, and two coats of varnish later and the little bench makeover / cedar side table was ready to be returned to Princess Amy.
Princess Amy was finally able to return her side table to her castle, use it to hold her cosmopolitans, and was blue no-more!
Have a great one!