Friday, 30 January 2009

Rest here ye weary traveller.

Ever since the builders had finished, there was something missing in a little tiny room between the utility room/ Jo's workshop, and the side door and Kitchen.

We keep our empty egg boxes and things there, I did put up a coat hook a little while back, but still something was missing.

Almost every day I have to take my boots off out there and because of the egg boxes and other nic-naks laying about, there is only just enough space for my boots to go, so I decided to make a little bench, so I could sit down and take my boots off in comfort, and also to be able to put my boots underneath nice and neat.

I spent a few hours measuring up, making and varnishing the bench, and personally speaking, I'm very pleased with it - and it's look.

So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you...

...Stiggy's Bench!


Goat Creek Grandma said...

Well done! I like how you filled the space with something so useful!

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it!


Banbha said...

Well, now, quite handy and is essential for a door that you come in where mud and shoes and other things get dumped. :D

Nice work, Stiggy!

Stiggy said...

Why thank you ladies!

It's one of those things that you see in other peoples houses, but never seem to have in your own.

It'll be great on wet and windy days when we come home soaked to the skin, or covered in mud!


adam said...

No room for benches in my hallway, what with the huge double buggy for the kids! Maybe one day when I've got a bigger house and bigger children!

Berthddu Suit said...

What a lovely bench! And how the importance of comfortable boot removing is overlooked!

Ruth said...

COOL! I like it a lot.

As for the red table at our place you like, it was a bargain buy at a little cottage shop that no longer exists. It's a perfect farm kitchen table. It also makes a nice background for photos of small things like my little chicken pitcher. :)

Don said...

I like your bench, especially the way you matched the color with the floor.

Now you need a boot jack outside to take off the mudders before you come in to that beautiful floor.

Anonymous said...

Hey cool bench Stiggy! But where are the muddy wellies?! ;)

Stiggy said...

Hey Ads! We really MUST attempt to get in the studio this year for a jam session!!! MAKE me if it doesn't happen before April! You could make a little bench anywhere my matey - any old corner is good enough! :D

Thanks B.S - you're very kind! But it IS something important people forget about!

Ruth - it's a wonderful colour.. ooh I should get my new lens soon too! :D

Hi Don! I moved an old boot jack (at least I THINK it's a boot jack - something to hook the heel on right?) to the shed - just need to get it out again- it has a long handle to hold onto while you remove the boots.

Karen - the muddy boots were outside - I had to remove them sitting on the cold damp step! :(

...and thanks all!