When I saw this picture from Rachel Ashwell's home in Romantic Country magazine I thought, "Ooh! I need a shabby pink bench."
So I decided to make one.
I cut a board for the seat and two for the sides with a 22 1/2 degree angle cut on the ends.
I cut two boards for the legs, drew an inverted "v", and cut out with a jigsaw. I then glued and nailed it all together.
At the bottom, I added a small shelf.
Then the fun part. I distressed the wood by creating "worm holes" with a drill.
And then just beat and scraped and dented with a hammer.
To finish, I painted a pale pink and antiqued with Ralph Lauren smoke glaze.
And now I have a shabby pink bench of my own. I'm sending this post to the I made it without my hubby party at Shanty2Chic. I can't wait to see what everyone else made. I will also be joining SNS at Funky Junk Interiors. And since this was my first big project of the New Year, I'm joining the party at Sanctuary Arts at Home.