Bob-O, named after his former owner, is solid oak, well-built piece of furniture. This hall tree belonged to a co-worker’s dad who passed away and in the process of clearing out his home, she came across this piece and thought I might want to work some magic on the old guy!
Bob-O was a big Iowa Hawkeye fan so after painting this piece black, the Hawkeye staging seemed like the only way to go! I forgot to get a shot of the storage under the seat but it is also painted black inside and would make a great place to store snow pants, hats, gloves, etc.
Paint is really all this guy needed, other than most definitely some new hooks! These lovely metal flowers were attached to it when I got it. 😄 Something tells me those weren’t Bob’s idea!
I plan on using them to practice applying patina paint which I just ordered from Dixie Belle Paint Co. the other day. I want to use the patina paint on an upcoming project so I wanted to do a trial run on something else first. If they turn out cute I might put them for sale in my booth at Country Fair Mall in Coal Valley.
I found these hooks at a flea market and they seemed to be the perfect style and color for this piece.
I gave Bob-O a thorough cleaning and a light sanding. I decided to make it easy on myself and used Valspar latex paint in Tricorn Black with an eggshell finish rather than any type of chalk paint. Two coats, easy-peasy! I think he looks amazing!
Bob, pictured in the reflection here with a few of his kids, was a big supporter of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The proceeds from the sale of Bob-O will be donated in memory of Bob. Happy heavenly birthday today Bob!
If you’re interested in buying Bob-O, look for Flipped Her Lid on facebook. I’ll also be listing this for sale on Facebook Marketplace.
Thanks for stopping by! Here’s a look at a future flip: