Today’s post is about a utilitarian piece of furniture, a bucket bench, that was passed down to me. And, a bit of history on this early 1800’s piece.
In my home I have a few antique pieces. Nothing of great value, but they do have a lot of sentimental value. Most are family pieces from my grandparents or other relatives. One of my favorites is this bucket bench!
This piece is very primitive and made of pine. I was told that it was a water table or water bench. After some research, I found that a water table or water bench looks more like this.
history of the Bucket Bench?
Why I painted the Bucket Bench
Because the wood was so dry, I painted both the corner cupboard and the bucket bench. The bucket bench is painted with Maison Blanche French Lime Paint in the shade Garconniere. If you want to learn more about French Lime Paint, see THIS post. Currently, this piece is in our downstairs family room. But, I’m still working on that space, so I had Mark bring it upstairs for me to photograph! In the photo below, you can see some of the amazing character in this piece.