Farmhouse Bench with Weathered Gray Finish

Yesterday I showed you how to make some Pottery Barn Kids inspired oversized vintage flaschard art for our playroom.  Below that was a bench I made from The Handbuilt Home book by Ana White.    I saw the Farmhouse Bench on page 76 and knew it would be perfect to use as seating for our kitchen table and provide extra storage with the bottom shelf that would blend in seamlessly in our playroom.  

farmhouse bench

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Pottery Barn Inspired Schoolhouse Utility Boards

For years Pottery Barn Kids carried these adorable Schoolhouse Utility Boards perfect for a mudroom or a playroom to engage kids in art.  While they no longer sell them you can still make them and add some personality and fun to your playroom, homeschool classroom, bedroom or any other place in your home to add {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Flashcard Art

I have been putting a little TLC into sprucing up my kid’s playroom. You know…so it is is more than just a room that threw up Legos and Barbies. My sister-in-law actually wanted me to make her the oversized Pottery Barn Kids vintage flashcards for her playroom.  I did that this summer and had to make them for our playroom as well.  I love the clean look and how large they are – which covers a lot of wall on the cheap.

pbk knockoff flashcards

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How to Make Bookshelves

Slowly but surely I am challenging myself with building furniture from scratch.  While I don’t feel confident quite yet I am enjoying the process and created these tall bookshelves for Denise’s family room.  Since she isn’t picky and quite forgiving of all the imperfections this was perfect for her space.

bookcase plans

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