So a few week ago on the first installment of Workshop Wednesday I shared crackle paint on a little DIY Vintage Inspired Bench. Crackle paint has been around for a while but I was very impressed with the outcome from Dixie Bell Paint Company.
This build was completely made from scrap wood left over from other projects or home reno. The build is super simple and you can get a little creative with the legs if you want. Here is how LMB styled it. (Check out more styling on her blog –Here):
Here are the overall dimensions of the piece:
First, build the upper section of the bench. Building a “U” shape with the longer sides, joined together with a under top board.
Underneath, I nailed in supports for the legs. This piece of wood cut to 1″x 1″. Keep in mind the thickness of the side faces. You will want to set back the support to allow for the side face to be flush across the side between each of the legs.
Once the 1″ x 1″ pieces are in place, Put the outer legs in place, nailing them into the supports.
The bench is now ready for the sides. To cut the shape into the sides, I drilled two holes can cut the little “M” shape into it. I came up with the design based on an antique bench we currently had.
Lastly, I added the top board and cross board underneath.
That is it! It was a fun little build, again all out of scrap wood… I wish I could provide you with a cost breakout, but this should get you everything you need to get the look of the bench. If you take it on, please share the builds with us, we love seeing how others make these projects their own. As always keep up with us on the daily on our Facebook and Instagram, and please– Give Grace!