Lindsay from My Creative Days used an old wooden box from a yard sale to create a lovely rustic bench!

Hello! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days here to show you how a wood box, an old board, and some “Cheesecake” paint become a charming bench!

I love old, wood boxes. They have so much character, they look great with any decor and they are functional. I use them for many things; magazines, blankets, art supplies, etc. When I saw this box at a yard sale for $2, I had to grab it. It is fairly big (36″ long and about 11″ deep) so I thought it was the perfect size for a bench!

To make the box a bench, we used an old board we had in the garage for the legs.

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Hubby cut the board down to size to make the legs.

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The square “detail” on the sides of the box are so great.

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I painted the bench with Country Chic Paint’s “Cheesecake”. It made it fresh and bright.

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

After the paint dried, it was a little too “fresh” and “bright” so I had to change that. I used the sander to rough up the edges. 😉

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Now, it is perfect.

Old Wood Box Becomes Charming Bench #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

These kinds of projects are my favorite. Bringing two different things together to make a functional and charming piece is so much fun!



Country Chic's 2014 Blog Squad member: Lindsay

Lindsay {My Creative Days}

Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at www.mycreativedays.com. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine.

Make sure to follow Lindsay on her blog My Creative Days, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Hometalk and Instagram!