Thursday, June 4, 2015

Colorful, Rustic Bench

I am reposting this because I just made a bench very similar to this one, but the new one is special because it is for a fundraiser for a special girl. You can read about the fundraiser HERE
Taylor is a former student of our small town high school and has always been extra kind to my daughter, helping her with volleyball. She and her two roommates were the victims of a random stabbing attack that occurred a month ago.  Random violence is very rare in Montana, let alone something so horrific and damaging.  HERE is a Go Fund Me site set up for Taylor.  
When God put the love for junk and reclaimed wood and building in my heart, I asked Him how I can use it for others.  One way is through donations for various fundraisers.  I am happy to be able to do this very small thing to help others.  Please join me in praying for Taylor's complete healing--thank you!  Here is the original post on bench:

Do you ever create something and just sigh...ah, yes, THIS is me, THIS is the one.  That is what happened when I made this bench.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
It isn't all that different from my typical style, but the wood edge and legs really made the colors pop for me.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html

I started by cutting a bunch of painted pallet boards (PAINT TECHNIQUE HERE) the same length (12 inches maybe, I don't remember).  
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
I joined them together with a pallet board running down the middle of them, screwing in from the underside.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
I then cut reclaimed oak board to the length of the joined pallet boards, and 2 shorter pieces for the width.  I screwed this into the thicker pallet wood pieces.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
I added 2x2 legs with a brace in between them--this makes for a more stable bench.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
I used stain on all of it afterwards--in Provencial I believe.  
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html


colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
Something about that rustic wood and those bright colors that speak to me.  
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html

12 comments:

  1. How did you attach the brace to the legs Becky! I'd love to try & replicate it. Not completely identical, but close.

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  2. It is beautiful!! I love your style Becky!

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  3. Hi Becky, This is a wonderful bench. And I do so love your Sunday scriptures. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  4. I love this thank you for sharing! I also love using bright color with the rustic look!

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  5. Super Cute! I can see why it sold fast. You'll have to make another one to keep - ha!
    Have a great weekend,
    Deb

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  6. Love the paint job! Just wanted to let you know that I featured a photo from this post in my weekly round-up. It's linked back with photo and text links :-). Happy Sunday!

    http://muslinandmerlot.blogspot.com/2014/04/sunday-funday-features-9.html

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  7. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  8. This is awesome, and totally "Becky" style. You have a distinctive style, color choices; I think I could recognize it anywhere! And I think you should make another one to keep too!

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  9. The colors you use are truly sensational! Congratulations!
    Your works are original and very beautiful! Greetings from 'Italy!

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  10. Love your colorful bench, and your paint style!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!