This past week we went on a vacation and enjoyed a super fun family reunion! I always feel so blessed when it comes to family...It is too bad we can't all live close together!
Speaking of family, I am so excited to finally share this cute Children's Bench that I made for my littlest sister, who happens to have 4 adorable little girls, last fall!
This project was first shared as one of my contributor posts for my good friend Gail at My Repurposed Life last October.
I offered to make a project for my sister while she was here visiting with her family, and so we went outside for some inspiration.
This thing was huge, and there was no way it was going to fit in my van. Since I just wanted it for the wood my kind Father-in-Law cut it up for me. :)
Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig to drill pocket holes into each end of my 1x3 boards.
Kreg Right Angle Clamp I attached the 1x3 support boards to the first side with glue and pocket holes. But wait...
Combination Square! I love this tool because it adjusts to where you need it and you can have it marked exactly the same on both sides.
You can see I turned the bench upside down to attach them, but it could be done right side up too, since your seat and shelf boards will cover up the pocket holes anyway.
I was able to used some of my 70 year old barn wood... after some figuring... I cut each board into two pieces, to the right length, and then I used my Kreg Rip-Cut and my Ryobi Circular Saw (my favorite tool combo) to rip them into 7 inch wide boards.
closet/laundry room makeover.
While she did the poly I filled in the holes on the bench with spackle, when it dried I sanded it down and wiped it clean for painting.
Ryobi Nail Gun, and it was finished!
every time I use it...
So have you repurposed anything lately! I would love to hear about it!
I will be linking to these parties, Savvy Southern Style, and Bloom Designs