Here's a before picture of my little gem :)
At this point, I must confess I drove it home, and in true funky junk style plopped it by the entry to our home, threw a couple baskets of flowers on it and let it sit for a few weeks while I contemplated what I was going to do with it. That was until I found this for inspiration from one of my favorite blogs, Funky Junk Interiors!
A couple months ago we picked up some free deck wood from some nice people off craigslist and it's been sitting on the side of the barn for a while now slowly being used for different projects. I debated on whether I wanted to attempt to make a cushion for it, but then realized how expensive that can get! That's when I saw the pallet wood bench from funky junk interiors and decided my old deck wood would work just great!
So I got to work cutting several boards to fit the seat.
After A nap time and some work "after mommy hours" I had all the boards cut, screws tightened, and the bench de-spider webbed!
Day 2 was spent painting it white with left-overs from projects around the house. yay! No cost there!
I still need to attach the boards give em a little sanding and I have a plan for some really amazing pillows, but for now I'm pretty proud of my bench that only cost me $2.54!
Just wait until you see the pillows I'm planning on making this week from old laundry bags I found at a thrift store for $1 each!
I picked out boards that had stamping on them specifically. I love how it says Grand Rapids MI! It really gives the bench some great character. I think the knots are fantastic too!
Here's one last look at the transformation!
Have a great day!