Love our Small Easy Rustic X-Bench!

Submitted by afine1 on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 02:12

I have been redoing furniture for quite some time, but had never actually thought of making my own furniture, until I ran across Ana's blog. Now I am so addicted! My husband is very handy with his tools and can follow plans fairly easily (unlike me) so I definitely had to enlist his help with this project. We are stationed overseas in Germany so our project costs us a bit more than it would have if we were stateside, but still quite a bit cheaper than purchasing the similar one at Pottery Barn.Since it was our first project it did take us a bit longer than normal, but still easy enough to do. I absolutely love how this turned out and now my husband and I are ready for our next project of a rustic console table that we made our own plans for.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
With the paint around $40
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
I first primed it and then painted it. Not sure what the actual paint color was because it was in German, but I would call it a country blue. I then distressed it and added some stain.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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