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

5 Ways to Use Chalk Paint

5 Ways to Use Chalk Paint

I’ve been experimenting lately with chalk paint.  If you are going for a look that is layered and distressed, chalk paint is your best bet for getting just the right look.  Now that I’m excited about chalk paint (don’t get that mixed up with chalkboard paint), I can’t stop oohing and ahhing over other chalk paint projects I’ve seen around the blogosphere.   Take a look at these 5 Ways to Use Chalk Paint and be inspired!