Hello! As I promised you all last week, this is a very exciting week for my little blog because I'm sharing not only one--but two new pieces of furniture!
On the DIY scale, furniture building and furniture makeovers are probably at the top of favorites list. Not only because furniture at the store can get crazy expensive, but also because I get to totally customize it to look exactly how I want.
During the early Spring I was working on cleaning up the yard and noticed a bunch of old wood on the side of the house that was left by the previous owners.
A lot of people would probably look at this dirty, weathered wood that was covered in old nail holes and want to throw it in the trash--but not me :) I instantly started brainstorming ways that I could put it to good use.
I had recently moved the console table that was in the basement up to our front entryway and the wall as you first walk into the basement was feeling super lonely. I was looking around for something that was just the right size (and price) to put there and wasn't having much luck. Sooooo I decided to make my own!
Supplies Used: (Affiliate links may be provided for convenience. For more info, see my full disclosure here.)
- Wood Glue
- Wood screws
- White paint
- Minwax Wood Stain in Classic Gray
- Polyurethane Clear Satin Finish
- Corner Braces (aka L-brackets)
After scrubbing the wood down with soap and water, I made my first cuts:
4-2x4s at 32" (legs)
2-2x6s at 32" (front and back)
2-2x6s at 36" (top)
I secured two 2x4s to a 2x6 to make each side using wood glue and screws.
To make sure that I was at a straight angle I used a triangle and another piece of wood at the bottom to check myself.
Once I had my two sides, I laid them down on the 2 pieces that I cut for the top to get an idea of what width my side pieces needed to be cut at.
See the little cutie peeking out from behind? I'll be sharing the tutorial on that later this week so stay tuned!
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