Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Bench From Knock Off Wood

My husband was tired of me nagging asking him to build me a bench for my bay window in the dining area so Friday we went to Lowe’s and got the wood to build it.


Knock Off Wood had the plans to build the bench that I had in mind.  You can see the plans here.

After getting all of the wood pieces cut


my husband stayed up late to get it finished for me.

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I think he did a great job.  After buying $30 worth of wood my sister comes by and informs me she has one of these in her attic that she bought for $5 at a garage sale.  Oh well.  I would rather have one my husband made just for me.  Plus it lets me talk about him on here which I told you he likes.

Ok here it is painted. 


Sometimes I think my glazing technique just makes things look dirty, this was my 2nd paint attempt because the first green made my bench look like a baby shower mint.

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But I couldn’t leave well enough alone.  I found a cool stencil at Hobby Lobby this weekend that I wanted to try. 


I got out my favorite color of stencil paint (Folk Art in wrought iron) and my favorite stencil brush.





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Now that the bench is done, I need to come up with something else for him to make so I can nag some more. 



Linking to

Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming

Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Anything Related @ All Thingz Related

The Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking

Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts

Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple

Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passion

Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting @ Remodelaholics

Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed


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