Farmhouse Plant Bench
This adorable farmhouse plant bench has to be the sweetest way to display treasured items in your home or as a display on your porch.
This farmhouse-inspired solid wood plant bench is made using paint sticks, yes paint sticks. Can you believe it?
I found one online and fell in love with it but it was priced for $129.99.
I decided to duped it instead of shelling out $130. The total cost to create this adorable farmhouse plant bench was less than $20.
So, to get started I had to figure out how large I wanted it to be.
- For the back part of the bench I used 5 large paint sticks from Home Depot. They were 21 inches long.
- I used the smaller paint sticks to as spacers.
- Once I got the back part set up I took 2 more 21" paint stick and marked where I needed to cut them. They will be the supports in the back of the plant bench.
I took all the wood outside and cut them using a miter saw.
Next I needed to make the box for the seat to sit on.
- I used a plant stake from Dollar General for this. They have these sticks for $1. I purchased about 20 of them on my last trip. They can be used for so many different projects.
- I cut the larger pieces to the same width as the back and the side pieces I cut to 4.5".
- I used Gorilla Glue, hot glue and staples to hold the box frame together. I also used a square to make sure the box frame was square.
- I added staples to all the corners of the box frame. And also to the back of the back part.
I was afraid I would get glue on my mat so I replaced it with some craft paper while I worked on the plant bench.
The next step was to attach the box frame to the back.
- I cut 2 more pieces of the plant stick from Dollar General at the height I wanted the seat. I glued them in place and added clamps to hold them until I could get them square and level.
- I put the box frame against the back and used a level. I marked where the box frame needed to sit.
- I laid the back down on my work table and applied glue between the marks I had just made on the back.
- I then aligned the box frame, check the levelness, and clamp everything together.
After the glue dried I removed all the clips.
- I used Waverly Plaster Chalk Paint to paint the entire plant bench. I painted both the front and back.
While I waited for the paint to dry on the bench I cut the wood for the seat of the bench.
- I mixed up water, dark gray acrylic paint, and black acrylic paint to create a dark gray stain for the seat.
- I used a Dollar Tree kitchen sponge to apply the stain mixture to the wood and wiped it down with a paper towel.
- Once everything was dry it was time to put the seat on.
- I used hot glue and pressed the stained wood down and held it in place until it was set.
This is the cutest little plant bench ever and I can't wait to show it off.
- 5 gallon paint sticks
- Garden stacks
- Wood Planks
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