What is a Liar's Bench, you might ask? Well, other than being a cute little bench for my bedroom, here is it's original purpose in life:
A Liars' Bench is a place where people -- People, usually "older" -- come together to brag, boast, and lie about their lives - where your too old to get up on the soapbox anymore!
The original Liar's Bench was located under a shade tree on the corner of Chestnut and Capital, in Corydon, Indiana, from 1929 to 1986. It was a popular and cool place for the men to congregate. Many generations of stories have been told on this bench, but it was always understood that what is said here...stays here.
Of course, I can't leave it in it's original condition...so, here goes!
I started with a little light sanding, The original finish was a little too "honey" colored and worn. I decided to lightly sand it all down. I like the variation in color and grain, as well as, all the knicks and dings and scratches...Hey, it's old, embrace the character! :)