Hi there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m back to share another project with you! We’re in the process of giving our small mudroom a makeover, so today I’m sharing our barn beam floating bench made from an old reclaimed piece of wood.
I used a brush and gave the entire top and sides a nice even coat. The wood quickly absorbed the oil and I gave it another light coat. I’m absolutely thrilled with how well the hemp oil worked. Because I wanted to keep the wood as original as possible, I didn’t want to stain it and lose all the cracks and bug trails that had been added over the years. I am 100% completely in love with the way it’s turned out…. Because our mudroom is so small, I really wanted to make a custom bench rather than buy one. I wanted to have ample storage space underneath the bench for boots, hats, scarves, etc. And because we have the central vac outlet on the wall, we couldn’t have any type of furniture that would block it.
And even though you can see a little bit of the metal platform, I couldn’t be happier. It ties in nicely with the wood, the white and everything else in our home. It’s also only 12″ deep, which is great because it doesn’t get in our walk path.