Confession time: I stepped into a Catholic Church for the first time in 10 years yesterday to take this photograph. Hail Mary, Hail Mary, Hail Mary! I promise you, Lord, that I will do better. That said, let's talk about how beautiful and classic church pews are. I came across two pews in front of a church a couple of months ago, and I stopped in my tracks. They were for sale for $100 for the pair. I knew that they would make perfect benches for our back yard renovation project.
After studying the benches for a while, I decided that racing stripes were the obvious choice for their revival.
These finished benches provide ample seating and a good conversation piece for our backyard BBQs. I guess you could say that technically, I still spend a lot of Sundays sitting and spiritualizing in Church Pews....Praise the Lord!
P.S. If you feel inspired to take on a church pew revival project of your own- try finding pews on Craigslist. I went on my local (San Francisco) Craigslist this morning and found 10 pews for sale.