Wednesday, February 6, 2019

DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

         My awesome brother took on the huge project of a building a farmhouse table as pretty much his first big wood project EVER. He did a marvelous job! He built a matching bench,  and the metal chairs are from American Furniture Warehouse. Both of our families can enjoy a meal at this table--it's so big!
The plans were adapted from Ana White's website.

I'm loving this warm + dark stain from Minwax. It's called Honey and goes so well with the white trusses.

The matching bench adds the perfect finishing touch!

Pallet Wood Heart

      I'm not the biggest fan of Valentine's or Valentine's decor, but I loved how this rustic door hanging turned out!

      With just some wrapping paper and a jigsaw this came together quite easily! I recently discovered the most amazing way to take apart a pallet. My dad showed me the magic of a Saws-all tool... We used his DeWalt Saws-all to take apart a few pallets and it cut those bad boys up like butter--it was amazing!

I wished I had taken some pictures along the way, but I'll explain it anyways and hopefully it will make sense!

1. For this project, I simply drew my heart out on the back of some wrapping paper (with a grid on it), and then cut it out.

2. I laid out my wood and then traced the heart on it with a pencil. I used some 1 1/2" screws and wood glue to attach all the boards together with two 1x2s laid out vertically.

3. Then I used my jigsaw to cut out the heart very carefully.

4. You can also add some white and different pinks to dry brush on for some subtle color!