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Its finished!

After 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of white paint it is finished! I built this all by myself with the inspiration of It is 50" long and 15" tall. The best part is...the cost was $12.97!

I'm not sure if I like how simple it is. I think I'm going to add some crown molding to the bottom. I can even add some square wood and a nob to the front to make it look like it has drawers. This designing furniture thing is kinda fun.

But you see, i think it's too plain for my room...
So I went ahead and added the crown husband showed me how to use the miter saw.

This picture is where my inspiration came from. I love the simplicity of this bench but I don't know that I can pull it off in my room. But I think I did a pretty good job copying the look of it.

And here is a picture of it in the beginning. Lowes cut the wood for me so really all you need is a drill and a lot of paint for this project. It only took me about 2 hours to build and the wood for it was $12.97! Wow, what a deal!
And the coolest part is.....
I made it without my hubby! Check out all the other projects by clicking the link!


  1. I'm amazed at what you were able to make at such a low cost. Did Lowe's cut the wood for free?

  2. I haven't been brave enough to try one of the knock off wood projects, but yours turned out great. What plan was this from that site? I love the molding you added, I need one of these for the foot of my bed too. Great job!

  3. You did such a great job. I am totally impressed. How fun to have made your own hope-chest/bench. I am totally inspired and now want to make one too. Were you nervous to use a saw? This is why I haven't done anything with wood. The big saws scare me:<


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