Thursday, January 7, 2010

~Shabby Pink Bench~



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 Shanty2ChicI 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.

Janet

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty--great job and oh so useful!

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  2. I love it!! I am putting this on my to-do list!

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  3. HOW CUTE! Pink is fun! This looks like a project I can do. Great job and thanks for sharing it!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  4. I'm visiting from Shanty2Chic- Love the bench, I'll definetly come back to visit.

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  5. I love it!
    You did a wonderful job. I'm feeling inspired... oh, I wish it would warm up here. I want to get out to the garage/shed soooo bad.

    ~Amy

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  6. What a great bench.. I love anything that looks old but is secretly a new gal underneath!!
    Staci

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  7. You did a great job! A bench like that would be so fun outside my door! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Super! I love it! Thank you for sharing how you did it. I hope you don't mind if I copy it. I could use a small one at the end of my hallway. Thanks again! Rosie

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  9. I love this! I need a shabby pink bench now too! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. Don't tell Rachel, but I like yours better! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. I agree with Amanda above! Your vignette is even nicer than the magazine. Terrific job!

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  12. You are amazing. Absolutely love this. Great tutorial too! Think I'll feature this on my sidebar. :)

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  13. Your bench is fantastic. You are so clever.

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  14. Sweet and cute! I just love how you go and get it done.

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  15. Oh how cute! :) I love that! It is so cute & girly!

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  16. This is lovely - you did a really good job!

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  17. I have wanted an oversized bench like this for a coffee table FOREVER. And here you go creating one just like that. YOU are a true inspiration!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

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  18. Love, love, love this! I am on my way out to the garage now to poke through my hubby's wood left-overs. XX Fingers crossed ;-D

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  19. Wow! I am incredible impressed! You did an amazing job and the bench is too adorable -

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  20. i love the bench. Great job. The pink paint looks like it has been there for decades.
    Nice.

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  21. Oh.My.Goodness.
    How cute is that!
    -Trish

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  22. I'm totally impressed with your woodworking skills! I think I like your bench better than the original.

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  23. Your bench turned out wonderful! I would love to try and build one, I think the style is called a Cricket Bench. Cute name for a sweet bench! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. I like your bench much better than Rachel's!!! Your is a better shade of pink. I'm so impressed that you did this yourself!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. Isn't it fun to make something that looks so sweet, and get to use power tools to do it?

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  26. Shut right UP! So cute!
    Nice work!
    Shelley

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  27. It looks great and soooooooo cute! Fabulous job!!!

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  28. Awesome! You are very creative and handy. I haven't even learned to hang a shelf yet, but I will! ♥

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  29. Oh my goodness !! I just adore your bench and it is the perfect pink ~
    xoxo
    Lori

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  30. I'm copying this tutorial so I can make one too! Thank you for the tips. P.S. I like yours better.

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  31. Oh I've wanted one of these for years!! And it'll most likely take me a few more years to acutally make one hehehe. Thanks for the tutorial! Ps New follower here. Cheers, Stacey

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