Lindsay from My Creative Days used an old wooden box from a yard sale to create a lovely rustic bench!
Hello! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days here to show you how a wood box, an old board, and some "Cheesecake" paint become a charming bench!
I love old, wood boxes. They have so much character, they look great with any decor and they are functional. I use them for many things; magazines, blankets, art supplies, etc. When I saw this box at a yard sale for $2, I had to grab it. It is fairly big (36" long and about 11" deep) so I thought it was the perfect size for a bench!
To make the box a bench, we used an old board we had in the garage for the legs.
Hubby cut the board down to size to make the legs.
The square "detail" on the sides of the box are so great.
I painted the bench with Country Chic Paint's "Cheesecake". It made it fresh and bright.
After the paint dried, it was a little too "fresh" and "bright" so I had to change that. I used the sander to rough up the edges. ;-)
Now, it is perfect.
These kinds of projects are my favorite. Bringing two different things together to make a functional and charming piece is so much fun!
Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at www.mycreativedays.com. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine.