My very first furniture piece from scratch! It isn't exactly square or level, but my 19-yo loves it and he says I am the best "cooker, sewer, and can do anything!" I think that's reward enough.
I made this with 2.5" screws, but after completing this I immediately went out to buy a kreg jig. I made it out of pine because I knew I would be painting it.
I look forward to many more projects in the future. My husband said to me the other day "can I ask you a question?" And I said "yes, I will build our kitchen cabinets one day." All he could do is laugh.
I distressed it with a flat-head screw driver and my orbital sander as well as a couple hits with a hammer. Rubbed dark walnut rustoleum stain and wiped off a couple minutes later. Finished it off with two coats of rustoleum poly in as matte finish, which I absolutely love.