Farmhouse Bench with Weathered Gray Finish
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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

Pottery Barn Inspired Flashcard Art
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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

Flower Trough Centerpiece Made From Recycled Fence Posts
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Flower Trough Centerpiece Made From Recycled Fence Posts

As I was perusing through the Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came upon a photo with this flower trough centerpiece with beautiful hydrangeas sitting on it.  It immediately made me think of the old pile of fence slats that I trash-picked inherited from my neighbor.  I knew it would be simple and free to recreate.DIY Flower Trough from Old Fence Slats

Kids Command Center – Pottery Barn Kids Knock-Off
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Kids Command Center – Pottery Barn Kids Knock-Off

I gave you a peek at this Pottery Barn Kids Stanton Collection knock-off last week when I revealed Isaac’s Black and Green Industrial bedroom makeover.  It is the perfect place to keep track of the school calendar, awards and coupons won from school, some basic school supplies, birthday invites, etc.  We are really trying hard to continue to give Isaac more responsibility when it comes to his knowing his schedule so this seemed like a good step in that direction.

pottery barn kids stanton collection