Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Storage Bench

So my Kitchen is officially done, we need to furnish the dining room.  We dont know what we wanted for a dining table yet, but i know i want a bench in my dining room. I have always loved the idea of a nook. lol

so i decided to try my hands at carpentry. Seriously, i was inspired by Kenny that i thought to myself  "what the heck? i can do that too right?" haha

So i made a plan, did measurements, and started to dig out some scrap wood pieces from the shed.

so i gathered up all the boards that were from our kitchen demo


so, let the cutting begin. i used a circular saw for this job. 



a door that used to cover the water heater closet, this would be the top of the bench with hinges



a big piece of board for the bottom of the bench



got some sanding done. plus filled in the holes



putting them together



cutting up the trim pieces Kenny had left over



the bench is looking good



started the painting process after the legs being put on



the top of the bench






After all the painting is done, i made cushions out of some scrap fabric and old pillows and mattress toppers, my bench is now complete!



I have linked this project with the following link parties:
Manic MotherVintage On A Dime
http://www.thethriftyhome.comPJH Designs

33 comments:

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    1. Thank you Linda! Best part is I didn't have to spent one dime.:) except for the cushion covers

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  2. Wow1 You worked really hard: and look how wonderful your bench turned out.... And practical too! That's the part I like best... :)

    hugs x
    crystelle

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    1. Thank you so much Crystelle! I use my bench to store can goods, sauces, rice...etc it really is very practical :)

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  3. You did an awesome job! Super cute!

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    1. Thank you Jenna! And thank you very much for stopping by! :)

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  4. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop :) You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more.

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  5. I love it! It is perfect and I think using all the scraps was brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Jenny. I m proud of my first woodworking item but one thing I might do differently is to put more batting in the cushions. They r not for sitting for too long. I mean an hour or two wont hurt my butt but fluffier would be nice

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  6. I was just passing through and saw your post!! This is such a great idea! I have a bench that would looks really great with something like that on it!

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    1. Thank you! U cn use old blankets or even pillows for the cushions. I like two sided so that when I get bored with one side. I can just flip them over instead of buying or making another set

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  7. Your bench turned out great! It looks like carpentry is a newly found talent for you! Thanks for linking this up to Saturday Sparks. Stop by Friday to see the Viewer Favorites.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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    1. awww thank you so much Suzanne! hehehe this wasnt tooo hard to make, just takes time and some tlc! but eventually i do like to explore and venture into more complicated ones.

      thank you for stopping by and i sure will stop by friday!

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  8. awesome! we're going to make a bench for our basement that we are in the middle of finishing. i hope it turns out like yours!

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    1. thank you very much for the compliment! i KNOW yours will turn out much better! and I CANNOT wait to see it when u are done!!!!!!!!!

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  9. You are awesome! Trying something like makes me sweat a little...

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    1. Kammy, you are too kind. Thank you! thank goodness when i made it it was in the fall lol i didnt sweat too bad lol

      but it was completely out of my element, plus i didnt have all the right tools so it was a little frustrating at times. :)

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  10. You did it! Fantastic job - loved how you just plunged in and created something so marvelous for yourself! Well done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. awwww... Kathy, you are so sweet! I think i am really lucky that this turned out so well. haha not having done anything like that and i just jumped in feet first was very daring, to say the least lol

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  11. WOW, very impressive!! Love the colors you chose too and those pillows add the perfect touch of Spring! :) Thanks for linking up to Showy Sunday - www.leroylime.blogspot.com

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  12. Great job on the bench! I love that it has storage and the fabric on the pillows is so pretty. I'm a new follower. I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. My followers would love seeing your bench. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/04/transformed-tuesday-32-features.html

    Hope you have time to stop by,

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Hi Peggy! i am so happy you liked it!!! It really is very helpful, i store alot of things in there that i dont have space for. :) i am heading over now.

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  13. Wow I'm impressed. I love the idea of a bench/nook in the dining room. I'm been redoing my dining room and kitchen too. It's almost done but I don't think a new dining table and chairs is in the picture right now.

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  14. Wow girl way to work that saw! The bench really turned out cute. We are finishing our basement and I have been gathering up odds and ends of beadboard and wood that look like I might could use. Why toss it? Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I don't see a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. I am so impressed with your project! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  16. Nice idea.............Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  17. Super cute! I love that you made it from scrap wood! I came over from Clever Chicks Blog Hop

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  18. It looks wonderful! I love the paint colors and the mixed fabrics really make it look homey. I want one too!

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  19. Your bench turned out great! This is such a great idea, i love the colors and those pillows.Quality Beds and Mattresses

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  20. I love it! It is perfect and I think using all the scraps was brilliant! BED STORE EDINBURGH

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