April 8, 2010

First DIY Furniture Project...

So in case you didn't know, there is this wonderful, fabulous, AH mazing blog out there that shows you how to build furniture, gives you all of the plans, AND all of the ideas are affordable AND pretty.  What?  You didn't know about this blog?  WELL....let me just warn you, you will be addicted.  Knock Off Wood is one of my favorite blogs.  The gorgeous and fabulous Ana White builds her own beautiful furniture AND gives you step by step guides on how to build your very own.  There are SO many projects on my "list" thanks to Ana, and the other day DH and I decided to check one of those projects off the list.  Of course I plan (want) to build an armoire, kitchen island, and our children's beds (when we have children) but for now we decided to start out with something small, cute, and useful.  We decided (I decided) to build this cute little bench.  DH and I like to do projects together (quality time) and I got to "play" with power tools!  Woot woot!  Thanks to my friend Dana for introducing me to this fabulous website! :)


All you need....oh and some nails and paint....please excuse DH's golf clubs...


I'm a hand saw pro!  NOT....My dad used to let me "cut a few" years and years ago, but I was way out of practice.  DH encouraged me to step up to the plate.  I love a good challenge...
"Give me that!....get out of my way....punk..." :)


I don't think "sawing" barefoot is a safe idea....
*Kids- do not try this at home*


I didn't want DH to feel left out....so I handed over the saw....
(actually I just wanted to take pictures!)
And we would have been there ALL DAY if he hadn't taken over...
(Ah look at all the dust, ouch that's hot, oh crap it's not straight, look at the squirrel..)





It's starting to look like a bench!...success...


That black thing on the ground is called a clamp...did you know that?  I did...(not)...



Time for some nails...which means another fun power tool!


After the cutting and sanding was finished, it was time to paint! 
I could sit in the garage and paint all day long...need something painted?


Drying.....a hair dryer helps speed up this process....


My version of a freehanded fleur de lis....it's def. not perfect but whatever...



Some scroll on the front....



 

TAH DAH!  Our new "herb" bench!  :)
Now on to our next project.  Make sure to check out Knock Off Wood


Have a fabulous day!  And I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads my blog and leaves such nice comments!  I REALLY appreciate it!  :)
                                                                               

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Cute cute cute!! I am totally itching to try this bench project too, I love the painted details, it looks awesome for free hand, much better than I could do! :)

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, this looks so great! You did an amazing job! Hope you have a great day ~andrea

Laura said...

Great job to the both of you! It looks awesome!
I think I may have to follow this blog too :)

Andi said...

Looks so great!! It will be perfectly weathered and vintage looking in no time, a perfect addition to your beautiful garden!!

Mere said...

Wow how cute--way to go! I am scared to check out this blog. I am so into DIY projects and my list is already overflowing lol. Heading there now :-)

Dana Fallaize said...

OMG let me know when you try the lounge chair! DH and I want to make it too but it looks sooo complicated.

Amy said...

it turned out great!

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job! I love the fleur de lis on the side.

jenjen said...

Wow - you are so talented! I wouldn't even try to make that myself. So cool!

XOOX
Jen

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Melissa- Thank you! I stink at free hand...but thank you!lol... You should build one! Would look cute in yor new home! :)

Andrea- Thank you! Hope you have a great day!

Laura- Thank you! Oh that website is addictive...watch out! :)

Dana- I will def. keep you posted! I thoguht those chairs looked difficult too! DH is like uh it's just like this and that...so we shall see! :)

Amy- Thank you! :)

Mere- Thank you! Oh you will have a second list for sure...SO addictive! :)

Andi= Thank you! Oh yes it will be weathered in no time...which is why I didn't "weather" it... :)

E Bayou- Thank you! Oh I am obsessed with fleur de lis...hehe... :)

Jen- Oh I am just talented at picking out the projects and saying "Oooohhh lets do that!"...DH is the saw master! :) Thank you! :)

David James said...

Great !!!

outdoor living furniture

chaise lounge said...

Great job to the both of you! It looks awesome!
I think I may have to follow this blog too :)

Anonymous said...

fine work!

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