One of our garden benches used to belong to my parents in-law. It resided in their covered porch and was a useful stopping off point when loaded down with shopping. It’s now our favourite bench in the garden and I love its more unusual design.
However, we’ve not looked after it that well the past couple of years and it was in sore need of some tlc. One replaced slat plus a couple of coats of timber preserver later and it’s as good as new.
Whilst we sat drinking coffee on it earlier this week, we talked about our bench’s former use and realised this was the very object we’d have taken along to The Repair Shop if asked, and we’d tell them how it brings back happy memories when we sit there. On the other hand, I’m happy to have my very own in-house Will Kirk 🙂