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One of my all-time biggest dreams is to partner with Home Depot on a project for my home. I grew up going to the Home Depot with my dad, and helping him on projects for our home, or getting “craft wood” for my mom to make decorations. Now my kids are doing the same thing with my husband and me. So you can imagine how excited I am to share this project I worked on with the Home Depot. Today I am over on their blog, sharing how to build a farmhouse bench for my entryway.
Oh, and this was the project that made me fall in love with my Kreg Jig. If you don’t have one, you should think about asking Santa for one, because it will change your furniture building life.
This farmhouse bench was super quick and easy. So easy, in fact, that I built it 100% all by myself. The only help I needed from my husband was carrying it into the house. It looks amazing in our entryway, and really opens the space up and adds a farmhouse feel to our home. (And how cute is my Doily Wreath in that giant frame?)
This bench cost LESS than $20? That’s a smokin’ deal. And it means that this is the perfect project for you to try yourself (and you can ask your husband for help if you want, I won’t judge).
This would be the perfect bench next to a dining table, in the entryway like I have it, or even around the fire pit in the back yard. The sleek look and clean lines of this bench really make it a show stopper, nobody will know you only spend 20 bones on this baby. And your husband will think you’re pretty cool, too.
Please click over to The Home Depot Blog to get the full plans and instructions.
*** please note *** I have had a lot of questions about what stain and paint I used for this bench. I used American Walnut from Rustoleum for my stain.
And I used DecoArt’s Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in “everlasting”- which is a bright, clean, vibrant white. This is the same paint I used on my farmhouse desk and I have loved the color, the finish, and the way it’s held up. Also, the application process couldn’t be easier (I use it in my finishmax sprayer). This is the only paint I use on my furniture.
And, if you like this bench, you might like some of my other DIY home projects: