Thank you to everyone who linked up for my second Roadkill Rescue party. I went to each and every link and googled over all of your creations! You guys certainly have a vision.
The winner of the uber cool prize pack is: Heidi at the Crafty Monkey
Thank you for participating, you have 24 hours to claim your prize by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As promised, here is how I transformed a “destined-for-the-landfill” bench into a useful bookshelf for my kiddos books.
1. First I deconstructed the bench by taking the decorative panel off the front using a hammer and screwdriver to pry it off.
2. Then I took the back piece off in the same way and it looked like this.
3. Using a circular saw and safety goggles I cut off the legs of the bench. 4. Then I reattached the back piece lowering it a little bit and nailed it back in place.5. I traced out a pattern on the wood and then used a jigsaw to cut off some of the sides of the shelf to give it more curve. I then, reattached the front panel. 6. Next I sanded the whole thing down really well with 120 grit sandpaper. After I was done sanding I wiped all the dust off. Then I brushed primer on the whole thing. Lastly, I sprayed the piece with Blossom White spray paint from Rustoleum.